Madeira is a fortified wine that depends upon heat and evapouration to create consistent long lasting styles. The must is fortified, either to arrest fermentation for a Malmsey or a Bual, or later in the fermentation process, in the case of Sercial or Verdelho before undergoing its own very special maturation. The Canteiro process is employed for all 10 and 15 year old Madeiras from H&H where the wine is heated naturally in barrels over some months to enhance concentration and consistency of the wine.
Verdelho produces an off-dry style and exhibits delicious mouthwatering acidity.
A bright wine with gold and amber nuances. Complex aromas of dried fruits, raisins, honey, nuts and old wood. Medium dry with a pleasant ‘figgy’ fruit taste along with chocolate and caramel. Ending with a long and persistent finish.