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.
Tasting Notes: A very special sweet wine with a bright amber colour and a rich bouquet suggesting dark chocolate, toffee, molasses and caramel. In the mouth it is soft and sweet, with a seductive texture and fruity crème caramel flavours with a hint of cocoa on the finish. Malvasia is the grape variety.