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.
Barbeito - 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