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1930 Madeira Veiga França ED.BCP Sercial

ID: 9180387
€399.00
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Description
Legend has it that Henry the Navigator was the main advocate of Madeira Wine and who encouraged the cultivation of the Malvasia Candida grape originating from Candia in Crete, which became a success. By the mid-15th century, Madeira wine was exported and its export routes included Europe, where it was seen as being very refined to the extent that it was even used as perfume on the handkerchiefs of the ladies in waiting at court. Such was the prestige of this delicious drink that there are frequent references to it throughout history in the arts and legends of some countries. A few basic examples include the fact it was titled a precious essence in William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, the Duke of Clarence is put to death by drowning in a vat of Malmsey wine, there is Winston Churchill's famous toast, made during one of his stays in Madeira (1950), with wine that Napoleon spurned after acquiring it in Madeira on his way to exile on the island of St. Helena.
Characteristics
1930
Harvest

1930

Madeira Wine
Fortified type

Madeira Wine

Portugal
Country

Portugal

Madeira
Region

Madeira

Sercial
Grape Variety

Sercial

75cl
Volume

75cl

13-14ºC
Serve at

13-14ºC