Category: Pereira d’Oliveira

Bastardo – Best Grape Name Of Them All?

  Madeira wine nuts need to stick together. Follow Mad about Madeira on Facebook! And while there, give my other wine site a like as well, Wine Virtuosity. I’m also on Twitter, like anyone else. Let’s tweet! Bastard. No, no….

Pereira d’Oliveira: 1932 Verdelho [vehr-DEH-lyoh]

  “It’s actually the first time we’ve bottled it,” says Luís d’Oliveira. “Around 78 years in cask. It was showing really well so we bottled it earlier this year.” It’s good to be back again. At the old warehouse in…

Madeira; A travel in time.

  When I look back I actually have a hard time understanding how I made it all. Leaving for Funchal Tuesday – heading back home again on Sunday. All producers visited, some twice. The incoming of the grapes, picking grapes…

Pereira d’Oliveira – 15 Years Old Doce

  Doce. That is Portuguese for sweet. The labeling of the non-vintage wines at Pereira d’Oliveiras are easy to follow. Dry, medium dry, semi sweet and sweet. Add the age to that; 5 years old, 10 years old or 15…

Pereira d’Oliveira – 1907 Malvazia

  While Pereira d’Oliveira’s 1907 Malvazia (bottled in 2003) started its life 1907, Grieg’s ended. Few composers has attained such popularity as Edvard Grieg and I wonder if there’s any classic composer whose music has seen so many covers by modern…

Rita Maria G G Marques; master of Bolo de Mel

Madeira wine, honey, walnuts, almonds, Sugar cane, spices…. Correct. That’s some of the ingredients in a Bolo de mel, Madeira’s pride. Just as the wine it smells divine but I’m one of those that needs to settle with the seductive…

Pereira d’Oliveira – 1937 Vintage Sercial

1937 was a special year for Pereira d’Oliveira. It was the year when the Estado Novo government, under the authoritarian rule of Salazar, expropriated the land in São Martinho on the south coast of Madeira. D’Oliveiras lost their own vineyards…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1981 Verdelho Colheita

  Colheita. When most of us bump into the term we think of Port wine and not Madeira. Fair enough considering it’s a relative newcomer for Madeira wines. Simply put it’s, in Douro, a tawny port from a single vintage…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1971 Sercial Vintage

  The late Clare Valley wine producer Jim Barry said: “Sometimes it takes longer than a lifetime to do a lifetime’s work… it’s now up to my children.” I can’t help but think how right he was and when giving…

Pereira d’Oliveira 15 Years Old Meio Seco

In a perfect world the only Madeira I’m having is the Frasqueira’s; Vintage Madeira. Reality however doesn’t look like that and although the Colheita’s makes it easier for my wallet – and less explaining needed to my wife – it’s…

Steal of the week – the 1968 D’Oliveiras Boal

  If you haven’t bumped into them yet – now is the time! Belgium Wine Watchers selection of old and mature wines are incredible and many of the bottles are most reasonably priced as well. For the Madeira aficionado the…

It’s all about the bottling year!

  Tasting wine is subjective. That we all know. Even if tasters with different preferences and background can find a common denominator in a wine, it’s still makes sense that one who is following critic’s notes are aware of their…

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