Category: Malvasia

Madeira – 2012 Vintage Report

Vintage variation and vintage expectation; does this matter when it comes to Madeira wine? The doubtful might question if it gives any meaning to talk about it, considering it’s only microscopic amounts of Vintage Madeira produced every year. Furthermore, most…

Fajã dos Padres; 1986 Malvasia

Every wine region has it; a property, a single vineyard, a specific wine or vintage that enjoys a particular repute. Madeira is no exception. There’s this one, small but historically famous vineyard, called Fajã dos Padres which for centuries was…

Pairing Madeira Wine With Food

Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. But what makes it even more awesome, is it’s ability to pair with food. Here’s to Madeira and food. Thanks for following and sharing my site. Did you know Mad about Madeira is…

O brothers, I miss you!

  There’s something about Rua dos Ferreiros 109. An entry to a world not existing anymore. Walking the Canteiro of Artur Barros e Sousa (ABSL) is such a unique experience in a wine world filled with stainless steel and impeccably…

The joy of sharing – Unknown 1880 Malvasia

  Unknown bottles is the thing currently. Next in line for consumption; the second bottle of the 1880 Malvasia I bought a few years ago. The first bottle of this didn’t really meet expectations, but already at decanting I know….this…

Vinhos Barbeito Malvasia Cask 40a vs Cask 44a

  I’ve said it before; I’m a huge fan of Ricardo’s Colheita wines and amongst all of them there’s one particular that’s just stunning – the 2000 Malvasia Single cask 44a.  You just can’t ask for more grape character than…

Cask 44a – again, again and again!

Stuck on the repeat button you think? How many times will he write about the 2000 Malvasia Cask 44a? I know, I should keep my hands off the Malvasia for a while and save some of those precious bottles for…

Fajã dos Padres

  “A fall of water, of one shallow, and two deep stages, descends the whole depth of the western end of the cliff, which adjoins the Fazenda dos Padres (sic), perhaps the finest malmsey plantation in the island, and created…

Vinhos Barbeito: A grande finale

-There are more modern instruments, but we like this old one, Americo says when explaining for me how they measure the alcohol content in the wines. We’re standing in the laboratory of Vinhos Barbeito together with Americo Pereira who’s guiding…

Bottle number 475 out of 1026!

The coolest thing about the 2000 Malvasia Cask 44a from Vinhos Barbeito? It was not ment to be! In March 2007 Ricardo Diogo V. Freitas decided that amongst the 32 casks of their 2000 Malvasia, cask 40a were to be…

Ett sätt att överleva

  Efter mjöldagg och Phylloxera-angrepp var inte bara produktionen i fara – även kvaliteten dalade då allt för många odlare på ön föredrog de amerikanska importerna såsom Isabella framför Vitis Vinifera. Importen av amerikanska rankor var subventionerad från statens sida…

1880 Malvasia Engarrafado 1900

Handtillverkad eller industriell framställning? För den nyfikne kan en flaskas form berätta mycket, särskilt när vi talar om Madeira. Först vid sekelskiftet 1900 var industriellt framställda flaskor ett faktum; innan dess härskade olika tekniker att forma flaskan. Kanske inte ett…

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