Our Madeira awarded wine selection with a tasting note of 16,5/20 or 91/100 rating points ♦
All these varieties were brought from the mainland to the island of Madeira with the exception of Malvásia. The Malvásia of São Jorge produces sweet wines, being among the Madeira Wines, those which boasts a greater richness.
Appreciated worldwide, this fine and unique wine are one Madeira ex-libris that quickly gained fame and prestige around the world.
In quality and style levels, at the bottom of Madeira wines, the 3 years old (labelled simply according to sweetness), followed by 5 to 50 year old category and the single harvest- these are vintage wines released much earlier, a category likely to be of increasing importance.
At the pinnacle of the quality tree lie the vintage wines, which are much more expensive and often released very old.
The best examples are capable of ageing almost indefinitely.
Once opened, a bottle of Madeira will be able to maintain its character for almost a year - it's resistant to oxidation is due to the high temperatures subjected.
Choosing this wine you will obtain a Madeira awarded wine with a tasting note of 16,5/20 or 91/100 points.
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It is in this period of Portuguese expansion and with the introduction of Tinta Negra that Madeira wine acquires its essence, when it begins to be exported in boats, and is subject to numerous variations in temperature until it reaches the destination. Once returned to Madeira, it turned out that the wine that was left had become much more aromatic with new and even better flavour. Thus, from 1730, the barrels of Madeira started being sent on long journeys in order to ascertain the qualities of the wine. In the early nineteenth century, Madeira producers started looking at ways to reproduce the phenomena of heating and cooling that the wines were subject. Since then the “estufagem” (heated via a serpentine method) “Canteiro” (aged on top floors of a wooden support--higher temperature) were used to improve the qualities of the "Madeira".
Madeira wine wins international reputation in the XVIII and XIX century, becoming the most expensive and appreciated wine in the world. Chosen to celebrate U.S. Independence in 1776, lauded by Shakespeare, enjoyed by kings, princes, generals and explorers being the dominate “toasting” wine preferred.
The vines planted mostly in “pergolas” due to the slope of the land for 450 acres of vineyard, located in basaltic soil the mild climate and the key grape varieties used on Madeira wine gives it the uniqueness and its very own flavour.
In the world of fine wine this oddity is the result of much human effort once possible giving the strategic position of the island and the trade routes of Portuguese exploration thus creating a strong market for this wine.