Category: Ricardo Diogo Freitas

2013; An Odyssey From A-Z

  Originally published on Wine Virtuosity but since Madeira is an essential part of my list, it’s published here as well.   It’s twenty years ago now and I still remember the 1990 Bordeaux tasting as if it was yesterday….

Vinhos Barbeito; 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira

  A new Madeira wine release and I’m like a child on Christmas eve! Especially if it’s a Verdelho…. In August 2013 Ricardo Diogo, at Vinhos Barbeito, bottled the 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira. Aged for only 21 years in cask, you…

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 – 1885 Verdelho

1885. That’s 128 years ago. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr’s birth year. And the Verdelho of Vinhos Barbeito.  How’s it possible that a wine is at its best more more than a century after production? Can you explain it for…

Complexa; Authorized but any good?

The legislation separates the grape varieties in two sections; the recommended and the authorized. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist in order to understand that the advocated grapes are the only ones wanted, but then again, why also…

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…

Bastardo backup

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Vinhos Barbeito; 1996 Cask 119 Verdelho Colheita

You like Madeira wine? Then you’ve come to the right place! Mad about Madeira is solely dedicated to the world’s most breathtaking wine. The people behind Madeira wine deserves more attention and so does the wine. You can find the…

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