Rainwater Reserva Madeira Barbeito 500ml, medium dry, caramel, nuts and candied fruit, fresh, perfect aperitif. Made from 80% Tinta Negra, Rainwater Madeira gets its name from the rather romantic story of some madeira casks left out in the rain before shipping, which eventually absorbed into the wood and contributed to the style. This one from Barbeito is aged for 5 years in French oak casks at a stable temperature to produce a medium dry wine with plenty of balancing acid to prevent it from being cloying. Best served at about 12C, will keep for months after opening, as with all Madeiras, due to the fortification and heating process they undergo. Golden colour with aromas of nuts, caramel, dried fruit – perfect served with salted nuts, tapas, olives and cheeses.
|Wine Type||Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Grapes||Tinta Negra, Verdelho|
|Maturation||5 years in French oak casks|
|Ageing Potential||Indefinite, Madeira is pretty indestructable, though is ready for drinking at any time|