Verdelho may seem an obscure grape but it has been behind Portugal's Madeira for centuries. It was first introduced Down Under in the 1820s for fortified wines, and recently has shown how it excels as a table wine, even in the warmer regions of Australia. Verdelho, you see, has the ability to retain freshness in the Aussie summer heat, producing intense yet crisp whites not unlike a good quality, super ripe Chenin. This moreish example comes from one of Australia's oldest family owned wineries, Angove, founded in Adelaide in 1886. It is now run by the fourth generation of the family. Angove's Verdelho is citrus fresh with a suggestion of ripe, tropical fruit and a sherbet-like complexity. Great with swordfish steaks or spicy Thai dishes.