Barbeito Verdelho 20 Years Old Ribeiro Real

75 cl

The Ribeiro Real vineyards from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos spread over the south side of Madeira, fully exposed to the sun at an elevation of about 200 metres above sea
level. Great Madeira wines originated in this locality, such as Favila Tinta Negra. Vinhos Babeito continue to preserve the traditional methods of making and ageing Madeira wine. They selected their best Verdelho wines and blended it with 100 year old Tinta Negra wines from Ribeiro Real. This wine is another homage to the history of Madeira wine. 1236 bottleswere filled in May 2014, all individually numbered.
 
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Barbeito Verdelho 20 Years Old  Ribeiro Real
The Ribeiro Real vineyards from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos spread over the south side of Madeira, fully exposed to the sun at an elevation of about 200 metres above sea
level. Great Madeira wines originated in this locality, such as Favila Tinta Negra. Vinhos Babeito continue to preserve the traditional methods of making and ageing Madeira wine. They selected their best Verdelho wines and blended it with 100 year old Tinta Negra wines from Ribeiro Real. This wine is another homage to the history of Madeira wine. 1236 bottleswere filled in May 2014, all individually numbered.
 
Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Exuberant and intensely perfumed, revealing an excellent complexity and elegance.
Palate Lingering in the mouth with surprising intensity and smoothness.
Colour Golden colour with green tinges
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Alcohol % 20
Country Portugal
Cellaring/Ageing Potential This wine was naturally aged in casks and bottled in its purest state. This wine was bottled ready for drinking and will keep well several months after opening.
Producer Vinhos Barbeito
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Julia Harding in Jancis Robinson “I find the aroma of the Barbeito wines so much harder to describe because they are very much themselves, distinctive, not a prototype madeira - even though they are also distinctively madeira, if that makes any sense. This has quince sourness along with dried-apricot fruitiness, then actually quite steely on the palate despite the hint of sweetness. There's an amazing backbone that is not just the acidity but a kind of rigour. That tension is there again. Strikes me as a wine that would be great with food but what? Goes on for ever with a bitter-orange purity.”

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