Category: Tinta Negra

Eastwell Madeira

  In the 19th century it was, especially in the United States, common to see Madeira wine named after the ship that transported the wine to America. Back then, Madeira wines traded in casks and hence were stenciled after ship…

HM Borges Releases A Tinta Negra Colheita

  It’s still a bit of a novelty although two years has already passed since Tinta Negra was upgraded to a recommended grape – and allowed to be written on the front label. But perhaps it’s due to the fact that…

Gone Fishin’ – Veramar Reserva

  ‘I often mix among ordinary people. I have taken the tube and I love to meet poor people. And I talk to them occasionally too, and sometimes give my autograph for free.’  No. It’s not me. The quote belongs…

Tinta Negra 2016

  It’s early November. The harvest ended over a month ago and the wines are now fermented and fortified. 2016 saw a smaller harvest than the previous year but with a generally high quality of the grapes. Above all, healthy…

Tinta Negra – A Potential Game Changer?

The 1999 and 2000 Single Harvest Tinta Negra from Vinhos Barbeito are both wines I love for several reasons. I know I’m not having all with me on the praising of good Tinta Negra. That’s fine. Or perhaps not? You…

DNA Analyzing Tinta Negra, Listrão & Caracol

  At my most recent visit to Madeira, Paulo Mendes told me about a project he had started together with Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis in California; to have Listrão scientifically confirmed to be the same (or not) as…

Photo Of The Day; Tinta Negra Table Wine

  Straight from the barrel. No filtration. A pour offered at a grower’s house in Estreito de Camara de Lobos, on the south side of the island – Tinta Negra for home consumption only. High acidity, relatively low alcohol but…

Vinhos Barbeito – Single Cask 409 C

  Yes, it’s a Tinta Negra. And yes, it’s absolutely brilliant! The 1996 Single Cask 409 C is one of those wines that everyone with prejudiced Tinta Negra thoughts should taste. Well, the rest of us should have it as…

Photo Of The Day: More Tinta Negra

  “There is also a small black Burgundy grape called Negra Mole which produces a wine called Tinta, formerly a type of Madeira but now chiefly used for blending.” About Tinta Negra there is little nice to be said, seemed…

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