Category: São Vicente

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…

Photo Of The Day – The North Side

  Are they still popular, those sound machines that brought ocean waves to our bedrooms? Well, don’t put too much effort in it, trying to sell one to the owner of this house. A visit to Madeira isn’t complete if…

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…

Contempt of death – anyone?

  At Seixal up north – halfway between São Vicente and Porto Moniz, where it seemed to rain every time we visited, there are some vineyards you have to see before you believe they actually exist! It takes a lot…

Bual, Boal

Bual, eller Boal som den heter på portugisiska, är en druva som trivs bäst på öns sydsida, på de lägre sluttningarna. De bästa lägena återfinns runt Camara de Lobos, Campanário och Funchal där druvan på grund av sydsidans varmare och…

Verdelho

Verdelho – eller Gouveio, Verdello som den heter på iberiska halvön, står för halvtorr Madeira. Druvan var en av de första att planteras på Madeira, faktiskt redan på 1400-talet. Men druvan tog mycket stryk under Phylloxera-angreppet på 1800-talet och återplanterades…

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