Wine Style: Madeira & Marsala
Closure: Cork / Synthetic Cork
It was back in 1993 when Ricardo de Freitas became the first Madeira shipper to stop supplying in bulk. Since then, Ricardo has cranked up the quality year by year, to now be the most talked about player on the island, despite being one of the relative minnows. The first to stop using the despised caramel completely; the first to bottle Single Cask wines; the first to put vintage frasqueira into 50cls; the first Madeira producer to win a Jury Decouvertes at Vinexpo; the first to take Tinta Negra Mole so seriously as to treat it like the finest noble variety and get similar quality results! And not forgetting, Barbeito were also the first and so far only Madeira producer, to bottle a 20 Year Old, to huge critical acclaim, and now latterly the first to bottle a 30 Year Old. Does it end there? Of course not. Barbeito's spectacular new winery is now complete, and Ricardo has been the first on the island to use robotic lagares! Fear not, this is where automation begins and ends in this handcraft centred company.
This sweet wine is the result of a blend made from a careful selection of several wines produced from the Malvasia Grape. All the wines have been aged over 10 years by the traditional and natural "Canteiro" method in old 620 litre french oak casks stored in different warehouses located around Funchal.
SERVING & CELLARAGE
This wine was naturally aged in cask and bottled without the use of caramel. To show it at its best serve between larder (12ºC) and low room temperature (19ºC). This wine was filtered and does not require decanting. It was bottled ready for drinking and will keep well once opened.
It is excellent as a digestive but is also exceedingly good with cheeses and desserts.
When your order is ready, we will contact you, then you can pop into the shop and pick it up in person. No extra charge!
Any questions about collection, opening times and how to find us, can be found on the contact us page.
If we are delivering to one of the following local postcodes and your order exceeds £50 we will be happy to deliver your order free of charge:
HU1, HU2, HU3, HU4, HU5, HU7, HU8, HU9, HU10, HU13, HU14, HU15, HU16, HU17, HU20
For local deliveries to the above postcodes where your order is below £50 there will be a charge of £4.99.
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Standard delivery is £9.99 and may take up to 10 working days, although under normal circumstances your order should be delivered within 3-5 working days.
Free delivery on all orders with a value over £200 to a single delivery address for UK mainland destinations.
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