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 is located in the Atlantic, about 1,000 km from the mainland Portugal and 650 km from the coast of Africa ( Morocco ) away. It was discovered in 1420 by sailor João Gonçalves Zarco (1380-1467), who found a densely forested island (Madeira means "island of the forest"). The Portuguese set the island on fire, the fire raged for seven years. As a result, almost all the vegetation was destroyed, but the wood ash and the already existing volcanic soil created ideal conditions for viticulture. At the end of the 16th century, a commercially important...

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