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Vinhos Justino Henriques, Filhos, Lda
Winery Wines

White wine Dry Fine Dry, Madeira, Portugal

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 19%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #JH-L624126

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 7 December 2006

DOC area for a famous dessert wine named after the Portuguese island of Madeira. The archipelago also includes the smaller island of Porto Santo and the uninhabited archipelago of Ilhas Desertas. Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean 500 km north of the Canary Islands, 951 km from the Portuguese mainland and 737 km from the coast of Africa(Morocco). It was discovered in 1420 by the navigator João Gonçalves Zarco (1380-1467), who found a densely forested island (Madeira means "island of forests"). The Portuguese set the island on fire, the fire raged for seven years. Although this destroyed almost all vegetation, the...

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