Category: Fortification process

Arresting the fermentation – When, How & Why

  A Sercial is dry, a Verdelho semi-dry, the Bual semi-sweet and the Malvasia is sweet. That’s the general definition of the Madeira styles and it’s so well established that even the not so often Madeira consumers knows about it….

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…

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