A Madeiran institution since its establishment in 1850, Henriques & Henriques offers the best of this picturesque Portuguese island. With over 160 years of experience producing the finest Madeiras, H&H embraces recent technical innovation to create and nurture wines of exceptional quality. Being the largest owners of vineyards on Madeira, under the inspiring leadership of "Master Blender" Humberto Jardim, H&H is able to control every aspect of the production process.
Britain has been a traditional Madeira market since the marriage of Princess Catherine of Portugal and King Charles II of England in 1661, and today the six grape varieties used in Madeira produce versatile, characterful wines which appeal to a diverse audience. A brave new generation of consumers are experimenting with matching drier styles of Madeira such as Sercial and Verdelho with savoury, umami rich cuisine and discovering wonderful results.
This 3 Year Old Madeira starts life as fermenting must and is then fortified before undergoing its own very special maturation process. Made of predominantly Tinta Negra Mole Grapes, harvest begins from mid-August due to the warm southerly climate. A unique and highly sophisticated artificial Estufa process is set up for the 3 year old wines, where temperatures rise to 45ºC before being allowed to cool. This process takes 90 days and renders the wine completely stable. It is then aged in oak casks for 3 years, prior to bottling.
A medium dark wine, brown with golden highlights. Very fragrant with rich aromas of wood, spice and caramel. Full and rich on the palate body, with dried fruit and a harmonious finish.
It's smooth and mellow flavours make it the perfect accompaniment for desserts such as ice-cream and strong cheeses.