Madeira

The island of Madeira is world famous for its beautiful landscapes and fortified “Madeira” wines, chosen for centuries by prominent figures and well known for their unique, warm and exotic character and extraordinary longevity.

In the Atlantic Ocean, west of the African coast and a thousand kilometres away from Lisbon, the Portuguese island of Madeira’s vineyards cover an area small in size, but large in scope, the origin of one of the world’s most important liqueur wines. The volcanic soils of rugged slopes give rise to ancient grape varieties which, coupled with the traditional estufagem process and ageing in a subtropical climate, give Madeira wines their identity, with intense aromas and flavours and high acidity endowing them with unparalleled freshness and longevity.