Region: Madeira Island
Known as the most important producer of Madeira, Justino’s has a long history on the island. With a state-of- the-art facility, Justino’s is able to simulate the historic journeys that previously produced the beautiful wines of the island.
Terroir: The island of Madeira has an oceanic, tropically-influenced climate and volcanic soil. With high rainfall and an average mean temperature of 19°C (66°F), fungal diseases and botrytist are constant hazards. To combat these threats, Madeira vineyards are often planted in low trellises known as latada, that raise the canopy off the ground. The wine is cultivated in terraced steps of red and basaltic bedrock called poios.