Category: Tinta Negra

Photo of the day: Tinta Negra

  When reading about Madeira in the wine literature, you’ll most likely notice the use of the name Tinta Negra Mole. If the grape, which stands for up to 85% of the vineyard cultivations on the island, is the same…

Tinta Negra – Thank You For Sticking Around

  Basically there’s two ways of looking at it; either you blame the grape variety of Tinta Negra* for Madeira’s decline – or you actually consider it a savior, rescuing Madeira wine as we know it from eradication. Isn’t it…

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…

Vinhos Barbeito; Robotic Lagar Trodden Wines

There’s nothing like a human treading team. Foot treading guarantees that the grapes are crushed gently and doesn’t release any bitter substances in the must. A human foot is not likely to crush the pips in other words. But what if…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 3

My main purpose with Mad about Madeira is to enthuse. To make you curious, wanting to taste something that might be new to you. Or even visit the island. And a wine site without photographies….how boring isn’t that? Please continue…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 2

600 photographs later, lots of new impressions, knowledge and wines tasted, Mad about Madeira have all the prerequisites to continue yet a year. Regular visits is a must and I can’t thank the producers enough for their time and generosity….

Justino’s 1999 Colheita

  Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. I guess, if you’re reading here, you have also discovered the greatness of a Madeira wine. Sadly, we’re few. So please, help me spreading the word about the world’s greatest and…

Blandy’s: 20 years old Terrantez

  The grapes keeps coming in and a new truck has just arrived. Tinta Negra and Verdelho. Plastic cases filled with grapes are lined up. Around 35 kilos in each. Forget about the romanticized idea of winemaking; this is hard…

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