Definition of Verdelho in English:



  • 1A white grape originally grown in Madeira, now also in Portugal, Sicily, Australia, and South Africa.

    • ‘Sercial and Verdelho are the two grapes associated with Madeira's dry style.’
    • ‘For cakes, fruits, and mellow cheeses, Verdelho Madeira offers a bit more sweetness.’
    • ‘The section between Valhelhas and Verdelhos has sadly been decimated by a recent forest fire.’
    • ‘In our analyses all the plants showed unique genetic profiles with the exception to the Verdelhos that showed the same genotype.’
    • ‘Another lesser-known white of great distinction is the tropical fruit-like Verdelho.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun]A medium Madeira made from the Verdelho grape.
      • ‘Margan Verdelho was honoured as the third best Australian Verdelho in the AGT Wine Magazines Top 20 Verdelhos, 2002.’
      • ‘The white Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malvasia varieties which are classified as ‘noble’ by the ruling Madeira Wine Institute are in short supply.’
      • ‘Most Australian Verdelhos are best consumed within two years of vintage.’
      • ‘I asked Ricardo if he had tasted any of Australia's dry Verdelhos.’