Canteiro Madeira wines

Seco and Boal barrels maturing canteiro style at HM Borges

Seco and Boal barrels maturing canteiro style at HM Borges

 

With the sun peaking in, these Barrels of Madeira are subject to the gentle Canteiro process at HM Borges  that warms the wine in the barrel imparting that unique and wonderful taste that goes to make Madeira wine.

Large "Lions" of Madeira wine slumber

Large “Lions” of Madeira wine slumber

Blandy’s use large barrels of Madeira called Lions to gently warm the wine in the Madeiran sun as well as smaller barrels in the canteiro process to gently age and mature the wine.

Barrels of Madeira maturing canteiro style at Blandy's wine lodge

Barrels of Madeira maturing canteiro style at Blandy’s wine lodge

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Wines warning Canteiro style

Wines warning Canteiro style

Outside looking in at Henriques and Henriques modern wine aging facility at Camera de Lobos.

Boal, Verdelho and Tinta Negra all aging canteiro style

Boal, Verdelho and Tinta Negra all aging canteiro style.

 

 

Wines aging Canteiro style at Barbeito's wine lodge

Wines aging Canteiro style at Barbeito’s wine lodge