GRAPE VARIETIES: Bastardo
LOT: My grandfather, Mário Barbeito, was born in Funchal in 1905 and passed away in the same city, in 1985. In addition to his love for wine, reading and books were his other great passions. The History of Madeira, the History of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America were the main themes of his personal library with more than twenty-five thousand volumes that unfortunately were lost in the floods of February 2010. To pay tribute to my grandfather, I decided to create this Bastardo over 50 Years Old in which I blended wines I produced over the past years, from São Jorge Vineyards with some of the oldest ones left by him. In June 2017, 550 bottles have been filled, all individually numbered.
Vol. Baume: 3,1
Total Sugar: 87 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 1,14
Total Acidity: 8,74
SERVING & CELLARAGE
Decanting is recommended, serve best 14oC or low room temperature 16oC.
TASTING NOTES AND HARMONIES
Hint of wood that blends with exotic spice and layers of Butterscotch and passion fruit, reminding candies. Crystallized fruit cake with a touch of nutmeg.
Creamy, harmonious palate and good unctuosity. Lush and mouth filling with more than enough acidity for balance.
Best with rich fruit cake or as digestive.
Unique! We were able to buy only 2 bottles!