SPEZIFICATION / ORIGIN
WOODFrench Oak / American Oak
Optional resizing to variable sizes (27 l to 150 l)
5 - 10 years
Exclusive Madeira wineries from all the island's growing areas supply us with excellent barrels. 80 % French oak is used, with the proportion of American oak barrels growing steadily.
The dessert or sweet wine is fortified with sugar cane spirits or brandy up to an alcohol concentration of 17 to 20 percent by volume. The taste is reminiscent of port wine and it has an extraordinary aging potential. Madeira is aged in barrels for between 18 months and 20 years, depending on the grade, and is classified according to the residual sweetness.
In addition to the Port Wine, which is very reminiscent of Madeira, and Port Barrels available from us, we also carry a large range of other Sweet Wine Barrels, such as Banyuls Barrels, Marsala Barrels, Moscatel Barrels, Recioto Barrels and Sauternes Barrels.