- Madeira Wine
- Rich Madeira made using the Tinta Negra grape varietal. Aged for 3 years at the Blandy lodge in Funchal (Madeira)
- The Duke of Clarence is a rich style of Madeira made from the Tinta Negra grape varietal. It has been aged for 3 years at Blandy's Wine Lodges in the centre of Funchal. The Duke of Clarence offers rich flavours of caramel, prune and almonds. The perfect after dinner tipple or a superb accompaniment to chocolate and caramel desserts such as Toffee pecan pie.
- Madeira is made on the sub-tropical island of the same name situated in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 miles off North Africa. Blandy's, established in 1811, is the leading producer of premium quality Madeira and still owned and managed by direct descendants of the founder, John Blandy.
- Madeira wine is famed for its unparalleled ability to age. At Blandy's wines are still ageing from 1920 and there are bottles dating back to the late 1700s. They are also famous for their ability to remain fresh (almost indefinitely) once opened. This is thanks to the unique maturation process it undergoes and the high acidity of the wines, the latter of which gives them a fresh zingy character.
The Blandy family are unique as they are the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their original wine company. Throughout its long history, the family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine. They continue to live and work on the island, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811; 2 centuries of fine wine production.
- Wine of Madeira, Portugal
- 15 years old
- Medium rich
- Matured in American oak casks
- Family owned winery
- Pack size: 75cl
- Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
- Deep gold brown colour with honey and raisins on the nose. Rich full-bodied and soft textured. Superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses.
Region of Origin
Type of Closure
Tinta Negra Mole
- The grapes undergo fermentation on their skins with natural yeast in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approx. 48 hours, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation. The Madeira is transferred to 'estufa' tanks where it is cyclically heated and cooled over a period of 3 months. Ageing takes place in American oak casks for 3 years before the wine is racked and fined prior to being assembled and bottled.
- John Blandy established Blandy's Madeira in 1811. Today, the Blandy family continue to own and operate the Madeira Wine Company, preserving a tradition that has lasted over 200 years and seven generations.
- As an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards of Madeira are exposed to the ocean breeze. The north side of the island is cooler & more humid, whilst the south side, protected by the steep mountains, is warm & sunny. The vast majority of the vineyards are small in size and can be found from sea level up to an altitude of 800m, perched on small terraces known as "poios".
- To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.
Product of the Island of Madeira, Portugal
Preparation and Usage
- Serve chilled. The perfect after dinner tipple or a superb accompaniment to chocolate and caramel desserts such as Toffee pecan pie.
Name and address
- Madeira Wine Company,
- Plataforma 3,
- Pavilhão T,
- Zona Franca Industrial da Madeira,
- 9200-047 Canical,
Lower age limit
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