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For its most ardent admirers, Terrantez is the sin qua non of madeira wine. With just over 2 hectares planted on the island—1.3 ha of which are in H&H’s vineyard at Preçes, Ribeira de Caixa—it is also rarest of Madeira's noble varieties: notoriously difficult to grow, low-yielding, favoring sites near the sea where vineyards have given way to hotels. Production is reserved entirely for expensive garrafeira/frasqueira (vintage) essays—H&H is the only firm able to offer an age-statement expression—giving wines that range from meio seco to meio doce and boast autumnal flavors of smoked meat, honey seed cake, chestnut and tobacco leaf allied to debonair, rakish demeanor.
Henriques & Henriques
Portugal ➜ Madeira DOC
20.0% ABV • Fortified, Fully Oxidized, Oxidative