Category: Madeira

Photos Of The Day – Bastardo vines

  Bastardo is back! No, we’re not talking about any considerable volumes. Just a few rows here and there. But the re-planting of the grape which is supported by the institute of IVBAM, is slightly increasing. Whether or not there’s…

A New Winery Is Born – A Sneak Preview

  Last year, the new producer Madeira Vintners used their facilities and winery for the first time. Few have visited so here’s a sneak preview of the interior, exterior and inventory. For the bottled wines you still have to show…

Caracol, Listrão & Madeira Vintners

  It’s delicious to eat, the Listrão, but now I am about to taste my first young vinified version of it. And what adds extra excitement, is the fact that next to the Listrão there’s a Caracol. Porto Santo re-enters…

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…

Photo Of The Day: Bual

  2012 is considered a very fine vintage for most grape varieties in Madeira. In general 2013 was a more difficult year and yet I’ve heard more than one producer indicate that last year resulted in superior grapes. A more…

Madeira 2014; First Trip Of The Year

  By now I’ve probably lost the count. That is, how many times I’ve visited Madeira. There’s only one thing I’m sure about – I need to go more often. Going to Madeira in January is like buying a lottery…

The Fortification Process – Facts & Thoughts

  Vinic alcohol. That is, neutral spirit with no characteristics besides the 95.6 percent alcohol by volume content. Used in Madeira to arrest the fermentation. The alcohol is purified by repeated distillation and vinic alcohol simply means that it derives…

Images of Madeira

  To all of you dreaming of traveling to Madeira, perhaps revisiting the island or living there; some new images of Madeira! Scenery photos, city images or just details from the everyday life in Madeira. Enjoy. A great way to…

Madeira Photos – Part Two

  More images from Madeira at the end of October. Autumn is coming although it’s different from how we Northern people define the season. Photos clickable. Enjoy the beauty of Madeira. Time for some well deserved sleep. See you in…

The resurrection of Listrão?

  Madeira wine is not restricted merely to the island itself. Grapes are also cultivated on the island of Porto Santo. Located northeast of Madeira, Porto Santo differs a lot compared to the main island, climate wise and also soil…

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