Ask Sid: What makes Madeira so unique?

September 3rd, 2015
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Ask Sid: What makes Madeira so unique?
Madeira Wine” by y kawahara – originally posted to Flickr as Madeira Wine. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Question: What are the main factors that make Madeira so unique from other wines?

Answer: Two main ones – the estufado system of heat maturation + the specific terroir of the volcanic soil on which the grapes are grown.


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September 3rd, 2015

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