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1999 Colheita, Justino's Madeira

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Madeira Wine Production: Madeira is a fortified wine produced on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The production process involves heating the wine, either through exposure to the sun or by using artificial methods. This unique process gives Madeira its distinctive flavors and the ability to age exceptionally well. Colheita Style: "Colheita" is a Portuguese term that translates to "harvest." In the context of Madeira wine, Colheita refers to a vintage or single-harvest wine. Unlike blends, Colheita Madeira wines are made from grapes harvested in a specific year, showcasing the characteristics of that particular vintage. Vintage 1999: The 1999 vintage in Madeira may have experienced favorable growing conditions, contributing to the quality of the grapes. Weather patterns during the growing season play a crucial role in shaping the flavor profile of the wine. Justino's Madeira: Justino's, also known as Vinhos Justino Henriques, is one of the oldest producers of Madeira wine, with a history dating back to 1870. The company is renowned for its commitment to traditional winemaking methods and the production of high-quality Madeira wines. Flavor Profile: Madeira wines, including Colheita styles, are known for their unique flavor profile that evolves over time. The 1999 Colheita from Justino's may exhibit a rich and complex bouquet with notes of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and a characteristic nuttiness. The heating process during production contributes to the wine's stability and long aging potential. Versatility in Pairing: Madeira wines, including Colheita styles, are versatile when it comes to food pairings. The sweetness and complexity of the 1999 Colheita can complement a variety of dishes, including desserts, cheeses, or even as an aperitif. Extended Aging Potential: Madeira wines are known for their remarkable aging potential, and Colheita styles are no exception. The 1999 vintage, if properly stored, can continue to evolve in the bottle, gaining additional nuances and complexities over time. Limited Availability: Vintage Madeira wines, especially from a specific year like 1999, may have limited availability due to their rarity. Collectors and enthusiasts often seek out these wines for their unique historical and gustatory qualities.
1999 Colheita, Justino's Madeira
1999 Colheita, Justino's Madeira
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