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For 200 years, Blandy’s Madeira
has been synonymous with quality Madeira wine. The Blandys are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their own original wine company. The family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine throughout its long history and members of the family continue to live on Madeira, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811. Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira
must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute
supervision. The wine must then be aged in bottle for a further two years before being released for sale. This has been aged for 74 years in American oak casks on "The Old Blandy's Wine Lodges" canteiros. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem
aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter. It makes an ideal wedding or anniversary present.