East India Madeira wine
East India Madeira wine is a famous label produced by Justino’s, one of Madeiras most reputable Madeira wine producers.
The East India label is a reminder of the days when Madeira was shipped to hot climates and returned as part of the maturation cycle of the wine. This vinho da roda meaning that wines that have made a round trip was the means of maturing Madeira by the application of heating in hot climes.
Today Madeira is heated in Madeira as the journey is no longer seen as necessary, as the Canteiro method of aging or the Estafugem method of aging have replicated the process.