Other Fortifieds

Fortified wine dates from the days when table wine really didn’t travel well, the fortifying spirit bringing the alcohol level up to a level that kills vinegar-producing bacteria. The British, surprise, surprise, were instrumental in setting up a string of fortified wine producing areas conveniently placed for re-supply, such as Madeira on the way over to the Americas or Marsala where Nelson’s fleet was victualed in 1798. By and large these wines are sweet with the spirit stopping the fermentation before the natural sugar has been used up. This makes their consumption more of a challenge in these days of drier tastes. Whenever we show them at tastings however, customers rave about them and delight in suggesting food pairings or recipes that their addition would improve. We suggest just pouring glasses and handing them out, no questions asked!

Madeira  |  Marsala  |  Setúbal

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  1. Marsala Fine IP, Cucina, Lombardo
    Marsala Fine IP, Cucina, Lombardo
    Grillo 17.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Marsala
    Lombardo has been making Marsala on Sicily since 1881. This particular one has been made with the...
    £10.50 per bottle
  2. Moscatel de Setúbal
    Moscatel de Setúbal, Bacalhôa 2017
    Muscat/Moscatel 17.5% Vol
    Other Fortified > Mid & S Portugal
    An unusual, complex wine which has flavours of chocolate and raisins and is smooth and sweet with a...
    £12.30 per bottle
  3. Marsala Superiore Old, Secco, Lombardo
    Marsala Superiore Old, Secco, Lombardo
    Grillo 18.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Marsala
    Marsala as is should be, full of character with great complexity. Spices and a distictive nuttiness...
    £13.50 per bottle
  4. Barbeito Boal Reserva Velha
    Barbeito Boal Reserva Madeira - 50cl
    Bual 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Lush and harmonious with hints of orange, soft, honeyed flavours lead to good acidity on the finish...
    £14.70 per bottle
  5. Stanton & Kil. Muscat, Rutherglen - Half
    Stanton & Killeen Muscat, Rutherglen - Half
    Muscat/Moscatel 17.5% Vol
    Other Fortified > Victoria
    This late-harvested and lightly fortified Muscat comes from Rutherglen in Victoria, the home of...
    £14.80 per bottle
  6. Blandy's Duke of Sussex Dry
    Blandy's Duke of Sussex Dry Madeira
    Tinta Negra Mole 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    A delicate dry Madeira with a lovely citrus and apricot fruit character and a fresh nutty finish,...
    £16.20 per bottle
    Out of stock
  7. D'Oliveiras 3 Year Old Sweet Madeira
    D'Oliveiras Sweet Madeira
    Tinta Negra Mole 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    In the style of a good Malmsey, this has a distinctly sweet, fat palate with a sharpness so typical...
    £17.20 per bottle
  8. Henriques & H 10 YO Malmsey - 50cl
    Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old Malvasia Madeira - 50cl
    Malvasia 20.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    Christmas cake and flaming plum pudding on the nose with touch of burnt sugar. Intense and sweet in...
    £21.00 per bottle
  9. Barbeito Sercial 10 Years Reserva Velha
    Barbeito Sercial 10 Years Reserva Velha Madeira
    Sercial 19.0% Vol
    Other Fortified > Madeira
    An attractive greenish gold colour. WIth a prominent nose of dried fruits pine and resin. On the...
    £39.00 per bottle

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