Madeira Wine Company
About Madeira Wine Company
Madeira is a fortified wine from the island of Madeira, located southwest of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. During the 1600s and 1700s, the wine had to be fortified to prevent spoilage and the island of Madeira was a convenient stop for voyagers to stock up on supplies, including casks of Madeira wine. During the voyage, after being subject to heat, the Madeira wines evolved, taking on deeper nutty and caramel flavours, eventually becoming a style of its own. Madeira can be produced at different levels of sweetness, and some of those offered today make truly delectable dessert wines.