Blandy's Duke of Clarence Rich Madeira 75cl

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This Madeira wine has been crafted from the volcanic, sub-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira, located some 400 miles off the Northwest African coast. The Blandy's are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their wine company, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.

This wine is part of a wine range we called "The Dukes' Collection", honouring the Dukes of England. This is the richest style of Madeira, full bodied, soft textured and is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruitcakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheese, but also a splendid after-dinner drink.

Madeira is made on the sub-tropical island of the same name situated in the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 miles off North Africa. Blandy's, established in 1811, is the leading producer of premium quality Madeira and still owned and managed by direct descendants of the founder, John Blandy.

Manufacturer Marketing

The Blandy family are unique as they are the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their original wine company. Throughout its long history, the family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine. They continue to live and work on the island, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811; 2 centuries of fine wine production.

Features

Wine of Madeira, Portugal, Family owned winery

Further Description

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Brand

Blandy's

Instructions

It is a splendid after-dinner drink.

Preparation and Usage

Serving temperature 15°C / 59°F

Allergy Information

Contains Sulphites

ABV (%)

19

Grape Variety

Tinta Negra Mole

Tasting Notes

Deep gold brown colour with honey and raisins on the nose. Rich full-bodied and soft textured. Superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses.

Serving Suggestions

Serving temperature 15°C / 59°F

Producer

Blandy's

Agent

John E Fells & Sons Ltd

Winemaker

Francisco Albuquerque

History

John Blandy established Blandy's Madeira in 1811. Today, the Blandy family continue to own and operate the Madeira Wine Company, preserving a tradition that has lasted over 200 years and seven generations.

Regional Information

As an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards of Madeira are exposed to the ocean breeze. The north side of the island is cooler & more humid, whilst the south side, protected by the steep mountains, is warm & sunny. The vast majority of the vineyards are small in size and can be found from sea level up to an altitude of 800m, perched on small terraces known as "poios".

Current Vintage

NV

Vinification Details

The grapes undergo fermentation on their skins with natural yeast in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approx. 48 hours, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation. The Madeira is transferred to 'estufa' tanks where it is cyclically heated and cooled over a period of 3 months. Ageing takes place in American oak casks for 3 years before the wine is racked and fined prior to being assembled and bottled.

Units

14.3

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Country of Origin

Portugal

Packed In

Portugal

Manufacturer

Produced and bottled by:
Madeira Wine Company S.A.,
Funchal,
Portugal.

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Other Information

Full Product Name:
Red Portuguese Wine

Origin:
Product of the Island of Madeira, Portugal

Allergen Information

Contains Sulphites

Dietary Information

Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

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