GRAPE VARIETIES: Verdelho & Tinta Negra
VINEYARDS AND VINIFICATION: Verdelho from Seixal and Ribeira da Janela (north coast of the Island) and Tinta Negra from Câmara de Lobos (south coast). Grape must from Tinta Negra was obtained through foot treading and Verdelho from continuous press. Arresting of fermentation takes place at the desired degree of sweetness by adding vinic alcohol (96%).
BLEND: “The Ribeiro Real vineyards from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos spread over the south side of Madeira, fully exposed to the sun at an elevation of about 200 metres above sea level. Great Madeira wines originated in this locality, such as Favila Tinta Negra. We continue to preserve the traditional methods of making and aging Madeira wine. We selected our best Verdelho wines and blended it with 100 year old Tinta Negra wines from Ribeiro Real. This wine is another homage to the history of Madeira wine.” 1236 bottles were filled in May 20014, all individually numbered.
Alcohol: 20,14 % Vol.
Total sugar: 77,3 g/l
Volatile acidity: 1,2
Total acidity: 8,44
pH: 3, 38
SERVING & CELLARAGE: This wine was naturally aged in casks and bottled in its purest state. This wine was bottled ready for drinking and will keep well several months after opening.
Golden colour with green tinges.
Exuberant and intensely perfumed, revealing an excellent complexity and elegance.
Lingering in the mouth with surprising intensity and smoothness.
Excellent as digestive.