Madeira legend has it that a consignment of Madeira barrels, bound for a US merchant in Baltimore, came to be “diluted” as they stood on a rain-drenched Funchal quay. So impressed was the merchant with the result that a new style was born; ‘Rainwater’. The Atlantic Rainwater is a unique, commemorative bottling, crafted by Ricardo Freitas at the Barbeito Madeira lodges. It is a blend of Verdelho, Tinta Negra and Sercial, but not a drop of rain water! All wines were aged in barrel in the traditional CANTEIRO method. The style of this wine emulates the original, being vibrant, lighter in flavour, with a savoury edge. Like the legend, this wine was all shipped to the UK on the unique wooden sailing lugger Grayhound in July 2019.
The Atlantic Rainwater (50cl) Madeira
Name The Atlantic Rainwater 50cl Producer Barbeito Style Fortified Madeira (Medium Dry) Country Portugal Region DOC Madeira Vintage NV Grape Verdelho, Tinta Negra, Sercial ABV % 18.5 SO2 Production Not certfied. Vegan. Unfined. Unfiltered. Fortified. Tasting notes Dried Citrus + Clean + Fresh