Justinos is one of the oldest makers of Madeira but one of the most dynamic. Prodiucing since 1870, they source fruit from the best vineyards across Madeira.They have a fantastic range of wines which show off the quality and diversity of this style of wine.
Madeira wine is a fortified wine made in a sweet or dry style and dates back to the time when wine was transported long distances by ship. Madeira was a standard port of call for ships on their way to the new world and so to prevent the wine from spoiling on the long, hot journey it was fortified; neutral spirit was added to the wine. When the wine producers discovered an unsold consignment that was retuned to the island they were amazed by the wines transformation and complexity of flavour. Today, the wine is heated deliberately (no long travels across the atlantic necessary).
Clean and brilliant deep amber colour. Dark chocolate and toffee aromas dominate the complex nose of this Madeira. Sweet, soft and richly textured with a mellow but strong character. The lingering finish is sweet with further hints of cocoa.
Bottle size: 75cl