Understanding the different Madeira styles

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Madeira is a wine that behaves like no other. Acidity, heat and air combine to make it one of the world’s most resilient wines – a dream for a desert island.

Fortified and shipped over ever-increasing distances in the 16th century, Madeira gained natural stability in cask. By the time it was landed on remote shores (both the West Indies and the east coast of North America were early markets), the wines were seemingly indestructible and could be enjoyed in literally all weathers.

Translated by ICY

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