Madeira Day is a campaign to spread the word about quality Madeira wines. Now in its second year, Madeira Day started as Madeira Saturday in 2014. It is organised by Vinhos Barbeito and their UK importer, Portuguese wines specialist, Raymond Reynolds Ltd. Don’t forget to tweet using #MadeiraDay.
Our Madeira Day Wine Tasting is a free tasting. Please pop into Fareham Wine Cellar anytime between 2pm and 5.30pm on the 14th November 2015.
Saturday 14th November 2015 from 2.00pm until 5.30pm
Fareham Wine Cellar
55 High Street
Fareham, P016 8TD
We will be showing some fantastic Madeiras from Vinhos Barbeito, a small, traditional Madeira producer, who doesn’t add any caramel to their Madeiras as some more commercial Madeiras do. The result is that Barbeito’s Madeira have a wonderful clean, purity and freshness. They are superb wines, suitable for all sorts of occasions, and must be tried!
Madeira Day wines on show will be (and maybe a.n.other),
A superb medium-sweet Madeira with refreshing acidity. Barbeito Boal Reserva has a golden, honey colour. The nose demonstrates aromas of dried fruit, floral notes and marmalade. It is a round, medium-bodied with slight smoky hint and a fresh and tangy finish.
Barbeito Verdelho 10 Year Old Reserva Velha is literally an “Old Reserve” Made from 100% Verdelho grapes. It is made in a medium dry style. It has a bright, light golden brown colour. The nose has aromas of citrus, floral and honeyed notes. It is soft, round, well-balance with good acidity and persisent, lingering finish.
We we will also have some wonderful spiced molasses cake, made to a traditional Madeiran recipe, called Bolo de Mel, made by Alan Williams of the Buxton Cake Company to try with the wines.
Barbeito Madeira is was founded in 1946 by Mário Barbeito. Today Mario’s grandson, Ricardo de Freitas, runs Vinhos Barbeito. Barbeito is a very traditional canteiro style Madeira and undergoes no de-acidification nor addition of caramel. Barbeito work closely with local producers and have input with them to ensure that each harvest the grapes are harvested to the specification of winemaker Ricardo de Freitas.
Read more about Barbeito Madeira at their website.
A couple of tweets from the day!
— Dominic Lockyer (@farehamwine) November 14, 2015