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Port Wine and Madeira Wine
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Fortified Wines such as Port Wine and Madeira Wine are a speciality of Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants based in Southampton, Hampshire in the UK. Our selection of Fortified Wines is very extensive and contains a range of styles and diverse tastes to suit the vast majority of Keen followers and connoisseurs of fine Port and Madeira Wine.
In Portugal , a Port House is often judged on its Tawny Port Wines, an area which Sandeman and Offley excel with a range of exceptional Port Wines. Its worth noteing, that in Portugal there is a strong argument that all Tawny Port Wine should be served chilled between 12 and 16c. We in the UK tend to judge our Port Wine on the quality of Late Bottled Vintage and also the style and finesse of a pure Vintage Port Wine when it is declared.
Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants do promote and can confidently recommend Port Wines of various expressions of elegance from the many Douro and Porto Port Wine Lodges, such as Warres, Fonseca, Croft, Taylors, Grahams, Dows and Cockburns. These top Port Wine Lodges have many of their vineyards located in the renown and superior growing regions around Pinhao, including the beautiful valleys of Tedo, Tavora and Torto. These regions which are planted mainly with the vines of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz are a guarantee that the afore mentioned Houses produce and supply only top quality Port Wines now and also for many past centuries.
Madeira Wine is again a famous and historic part of the vast wine growing country of Portugal. Although Madeira Wine is a Fortified Wine, its taste and history is quite different from Port Wine. The Island of Madeira has a different geography, climate and uses different grape varities to mainland Portugal and the wine making process is completely different again.
The four main grape varieties that qualify for the official Madeira label are Malmsey the sweetest of all. Bual is a little less sweet, Verdelho a white grape variety that produces easy drinking wines and the grape of the least quantity grown is the Sercial which produces wines similar to dry sherry with perhaps more body.
Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants follow and sell Madeira wines from three famous labels of distinction. Blandy's Madeira Winery is one the oldest shippers on the Island and famous for their very old vintages. Next we list Henriques and Henriques Madeira wines whose selections and prices offer a very wide choice to the discerning customer and Justino's Madeira Wines who have been in existence since 1870 and have a big reputation for rich and elegant wines, many gaining award winning medals of distinction from all around the World.