GRAPE VARIETIES : 80% Tinta Negra, 20% Verdelho.
VINEYARDS AND VINIFICATION : Grapes from various quality vineyards located in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos and Prazeres. Grapes were pressed in a pneumatic press. Fermentation is stopped at the desired degree of sweetness by adding wine alcohol (96%).
AGEING : Tinta Negra and Verdelho are aged in French oak casks during 5 years by Canteiro method. Our warehouses with stable temperatures year round provides a well balanced wine in sugar and acidity.
SERVING & CELLARAGE : This wine was naturally aged in casks and bottled in its purest state. To show it at its best serve between 11/12C and should be kept in a cool dry place. This wine was filtered and does not require decanting. It was bottled ready for drinking and will keep well several months after opening.
TASTING NOTES : Light gold colour. Aromatic nose with notes of dried fruit, orange blossom and crystallized fruit. Full, round with an extreme softness. Long and mineral fresh finish. Excellent as an aperitif, with salted nuts, olives, tapas, consommé, delicatessen and cheese.
Vinhos Barbeito was founded in 1946 by Mário Barbeito de Vasconcelos and has since then always been run by members of our family.
At the time of Barbeito’s foundation over 30 other Madeira Wine exporters were operating in the business. Little by little, Mário Barbeito gained clients in many parts of the world, always trying to build a good and close relationship with them. Some of our actual clients and suppliers are still from his time.
Mário Barbeito passed away in 1985 and his daughter Manuela de Vasconcelos, took over the general management of Vinhos Barbeito. She was already working for the company since 1976.
One of Manuela Vasconcelos most important tasks was to continue her father’s work of strenghthening relationships with customers and promoting our wines at prestigious wine fairs around the world. This policy is still maintained to this day.