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Henriques And Henriques – Medium Rich 75cl Bottle

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Henriques And Henriques – Medium Rich 75cl Bottle

Madeira & Marsala from TheDrinkShop

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Description

A medium dark, brownish colour with golden hues. This is a very fragrant wine with wood, spices and caramel aromas. Full bodied and rich on the palate with dried fruits and a harmonious finish. Madeira should be cellared upright. Delicious as a dessert wine and with fruits such as peaches, pineapple or fruit salads, strawberries and raspberries. Also compliments chocolate and blue cheeses. Madeira starts life as fermenting must and is then fortified, either to arrest fermentation for a Malmsey or a Bual, or after fermenting out, in the case of Sercial or a Verdelho (to a minimum of 17% alcohol) and undergoes its own very special maturation process. Fermentation takes place at different stages according to the grape variety used. Grapes are picked from mid-August up to the end of October and the special ‘estufagem’ of the wines begins in January. The Estufa process: The unique character of Madeira was discovered in the 15th Century, when Madeira wines were used as victuals for ship’s companies, stored in the holds of caravels. The blowsy heat of the ship’s hold was found to have dramatically improved the wines, making them richer and more complex, as well as proving them to be the most stable in heat. This also demonstrated the great ageing potential that they had. The wines are estufa’d usually for 3 months in termperatures rising to 45 degrees C before being allowed to cool. Maturation then starts in wooden casks, which need not be topped up.”

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Additional information

Merchant

TheDrinkShop

Wine name

Medium Rich

Quantity (cl)

75

Grapes

Bual

Tint

medium dark, brownish with golden hues

Aroma

Caramel, Spices, woods

Flavour

dried fruit

Food parings

blue cheeses, chocolate, fruit salad, peaches, pineapple, raspberries, strawberies

Alcohol % vol

17

Serving temperature

45 degrees C

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