Style: Madeira – 5-year-old Boal Reserva, Medium bodied medium sweet.
Tasting Note: Natural cask aged Boal, dried fruit, floral, honey and sweet yellow fruit aromas. Round medium body wine, lightly smoked, finishing fresh and tangy. A well-balanced wine in sweetness and acidity. Delicious!
Food Pairing: Excellent digestive. Partners very well with semi-sweet dishes (such as poached figs, ginger cake) crystallized fruits, Christmas pudding, and can be very successful with a cheeseboard.
Producer: Barbeito. Winemaker Ricardo Diogo
Barbeito are one of the smallest of all Madeira producers, this traditional family operation founded in 1946, use experience tradition and skill to craft their wines. Current winemaker Ricardo Diogo de Freitas is highly regarded for reviving traditional methods, such as Canteiro ageing, single cask bottlings, not colouring the wine with caramel and even shipping by sail! Hence Barbeito’s extraordinary reputation.
Region: Madeira D.O.P
Country: Madeira, Portugal. The island of Madeira, has given the world a truly unique wine style, a fortified wine produced in a variety of styles ranging from dry wines which can be enjoyed as an aperitif to sweet wines that pair well with cheese and puddings.
Bottle Size: 50cl
Oak: Aged in French oak casks for over 5 years by the Canteiro method (Canteiro is the ageing of the wines in casks for a minimum period of 4 years stored under the rafters of warm attics, exposed to the natural warmth of the sun that gently heats the wine).
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Residual sugar: 88.g/l
Press/Review: Silver Medal International Wine Challenge
Serving Temperature: 13ºC to 14ºC