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.
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.
Wine of Madeira, Portugal, Family owned winery
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It is a splendid after-dinner drink.
Preparation and Usage
Serving temperature 15°C / 59°F
Tinta Negra Mole
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 temperature 15°C / 59°F
John E Fells & Sons Ltd
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.
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".
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.
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Country of Origin
Produced and bottled by:
Madeira Wine Company S.A.,
Pack - Glass
Full Product Name:
Red Portuguese Wine
Product of the Island of Madeira, Portugal
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
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