Henriques And Henriques - Medium Dry 3 Year Old - Madeira 75cl Bottle

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Henriques And Henriques - Medium Dry 3 Year Old
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75cl Bottle
On Offer : Was £11.20 - Now £9.91
£9.91
Available 05th Dec 2014
 

Description:
A golden, medium dry wine. A good all purpose 'verdelho-style' of wine.

Madeira should be cellared upright. This is ideal as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to consommes, pates or cakes. It is also well matched with smoked fish.

Madeira starts life as fermenting must and is then fortified, either to arrest fermentation for a Malmsey or a Bual, or after fermenting out, in the case of Sercial or a Verdelho (to a minimum of 17% alcohol) and undergoes its own very special maturation process. Fermentation takes place at different stages according to the grape variety used. Grapes are picked from mid-August up to the end of October and the special 'estufagem' of the wines begins in January.

The Estufa process: The unique character of Madeira was discovered in the 15th Century, when Madeira wines were used as victuals for ship's companies, stored in the holds of caravels. The blowsy heat of the ship's hold was found to have dramatically improved the wines, making them richer and more complex, as well as proving them to be the most stable in heat. This also demonstrated the great ageing potential that they had. The wines are estufa'd usually for 3 months in termperatures rising to 45 degrees C before being allowed to cool. Maturation then starts in wooden casks, which need not be topped up.

The wines are not bottled until they are at least 3 years old.

Invented in 1938 by Peter Cossart, father of John Cossart, Monte Seco was the first wine he made on his own at the age of 19. It was his answer in terms of Madeira to Fino and Manzanilla.



Category(s):     Madeira & Marsala ,   Special Offers
Group(s):     Divine Wine Offers!
Producer: Henriques & Henriques   -   www.henriquesehenriques.pt
ABV:   18%
Brand:   Henriques & Henriques
Country of Origin:   Portugal
Region:   Madeira

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Producer Information

In 1850 the family's interests were established as a firm, which by 1925 concentrated on shipping its own wines rather than supplying them to the other shippers.
At 600 to 750 metres above sea level, at Quinta Grande a new vineyard was planted in January 1995. Its 10 hectares (25 acres) constitute the largest single vineyard on the Island and it is also the first on Madeira to be mechanised.
In June 1992 the company undertook an expansion programme with a value of more than US$6,000,000. The new installations provide the company with modern vinification and ageing capacity.
Henriques & Henriques is now the largest independent producer and shipper of Madeira Wines and the only Madeira House who owns vineyards.
The company relies on the most recent technical innovations, keeping however the unbroken family tradition that has lasted for 500 years in the production of the finest Madeira wines.

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