GRAPE VARIETIES: Sercial
VINEYARDS AND VINIFICATION: Grapes from various quality vineyards from Seixal.
LOT: Mr. Manuel Eugénio Fernandes was born in 1906 in the parish of Seixal, on Madeira Island and passed way in 2003 in Funchal. Since the foundation of Vinhos Barbeito, in 1946, and for many years Mr. Manuel Eugénio Fernandes supplied Sercial grapes to our company. He had a very special relationship with my grandfather and my mother, maintaining weekly visits to our old winery. This Sercial 1988 is originated in grapes produced in the Seixal vineyards. It is the first wine of a series of bottling that pay tribute to Mr. Manuel Eugénio as a way of enduring the long-term relationship between our families. In August 2017, 650 bottles have been filled, all individually numbered.
Vol. Baume 0,30
Total sugar 38 g/l
Volatile acidity 1,56
Total Acidity 11,28
SERVING & CELLARAGE: This Frasqueira was filtered, but over time in bottle may form a slight deposit. Serve best 16oC or low room temperature 18oC. It will keep well several months once opened.
TASTING NOTES AND HARMONIES: Gold color with greenish highlights. Fresh and mineral bouquet, resin, smoked wood, hint of leather, lemon zest, and dried figs. Salty touch on a fine and elegant palate, balanced, with a fresh and pure acidity. Finish almost with an endless dryness.