Background: Madeira wine is a still, fortified, blended wine that is wonderfully concentrated and complex. The Portuguese island of Madeira is called the Island of the Immortals in reference to its wines, which can hold-and improve- their quality over centuries. Henriques & Henriques is one the oldest and most prestigious of the wineries in Madeira. H & H is now the largest independent producer and shipper of Madeira Wines and the only Madeira House that owns vineyards.
Grape Varietal: Malmsey grape Aged three years in Oak Cask
Country of Origin: Portugal
Appellation: the sub-tropical Atlantic island of Madeira some 800 km due south-west of Portugal
Tasting Notes: Malmsey is an extremely rich and luscious wine with a fine bouquet. Raisiny-fruity, full-bodied, fragrant, very rich, and sweet. It is a rich pungent exotically-flavored wine with refreshing acidity.
Food Suggestion: Best savored as a dessert wine, with rich foods, chocolate, petit fours, or with coffee. Also chefs’ favorite for enhancing rich sauces. Wonderful in cooking.