Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Madeira 75Cl

Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Madeira 75Cl
£ 12.50
£12.50/75cl

Product Description

  • Red Portuguese Wine
  • Return for refund where applicable
  • This Madeira wine has been crafted from the volcanic, sub-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira, located some 400 miles off the Northwest African coast. The Blandy's are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their wine company, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.
  • This wine is part of a wine range we called "The Dukes' Collection", honouring the Dukes of England. This is the richest style of Madeira, full bodied, soft textured and is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruitcakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheese, but also a splendid after-dinner drink.
  • 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.
  • Wine of Madeira, Portugal
  • Family owned winery
  • Pack size: 75CL

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Region of Origin

Madeira

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

14.3

ABV

19% vol

Producer

Blandy's

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Francisco Albuquerque

Country

Portugal

Alcohol Type

Wine

Grape Variety

Tinta Negra Mole

Vinification Details

  • 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.

History

  • 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.

Regional Information

  • 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".

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.

Produce of

Product of the Island of Madeira, Portugal

Preparation and Usage

  • Serving temperature 15°C / 59°F

Name and address

  • Produced and bottled by:
  • Madeira Wine Company S.A.,
  • Funchal,
  • Portugal.

Return to

  • www.blandys.com

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

750ml

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This Wine is so fresh, so unique, it's everything and a lot more ! It's MADEIRA ISLAND wine that itself says it all about its QUALITY, HISTORY and the RESPECT wine makers show to wine Lovers in the TASTE.

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