NV Sandeman Rainwater Madeira

Year: NV
Appellation: Madeira
Country: Madeira
Fortified Wine
Price :
$14.95
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Winery Notes:
Madeira island was discovered by the Portuguese navigator João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419 and has been part of Portugal ever since. Madeira wine is produced exclusively from grapes grown on the island (most known ones are Malvasia, Verdelho or Sercial). The grapes are grown on steep terraces all over the island, necessitating manual harvesting. The rich soil and volcanic subsoil give this wine a unique character, enhanced by the winemaking and ageing in 'estufas'. When the heating of the wine is finished, the wine in the ‘estufa’ is allowed to cool and will then be transferred into wooden casks to be stored for years to come. The wines will range from dry to rich. They are well balanced and a good accompaniment to many rich dishes and desserts . They are also an essential ingredient in classic cuisine.

Sandeman Rainwater Madeira is made in the traditional manner on the Atlantic island of Madeira, The rich soil and volcanic subsoil give this wine a unique character which is enhanced by the winemaking and ageing in "estufas". It is light in body but full in flavour, well balanced and a good accompaniment to many classic dishes such as soups and pates. It is also an essential ingredient in classic cuisine. Medium light amber colour with pronounced golden highlights. Clean nutty aromas, light complexity and very agreeable. Brilliant wine - a good quality young Madeira in evolution. Medium flavour, nutty and slighty complex, with a good clean finish. Food Pairing The character of Sandeman Rainwater Madeira make it a perfect match for many appetisers,such as soups, bisques, foie gras or pate. It is also a respected ingredient in classic high quality cuisine and adds a unique touch of flavour to any dish. .