Overview of the Wine
Blandy’s distinguishes itself for being the only family, of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade, which still owns and manages its own original wine company. Throughout its long history on the island, the family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira Wine. The family continues to live in Madeira, thus maintaining a tradition that dates back to 1811 - two centuries and seven generations producing excellent wines.
The grapes were harvested by hand in the 1977 harvest, in the William Leacock vineyards, in one of the last, if not the last, harvests done in this property - Quinta do Ribeiro Salgado. They were then transported on a long boat trip to the island of Madeira, where they were aged in the centuries-old Blandy’s Wine Lodges. The small island of Porto Santo is of volcanic origin, but very different from Madeira. The island has very few trees, the soils are arid, sandy, and have clay soils with aluminum silicates, making it a very unique terroir . The vines are planted close to the ground and surrounded by “crochet” walls, which protect them from the wind and the sea breeze, resulting in wines that are sweeter and have less acidity. It is a very rare wine and the last of the Listrão stock of the company.
Grape / Blend
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Bright, crystalline, old gold color, with golden nuance. Characteristic distinct, complex and exuberant bouquet, where volatile aromas of brandy infused with spices, hazelnut and exotic woods stand out. Flavour is very fresh,volatile and intense with a long warm finnish with spice and balsam.
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
The Listrão grape comes in tiny quantities from the island of Porto Santo, part of the Madeira archipelago. This 1977 Madeira, from a vineyard that no longer exists, has been aged in wood, producing old-gold flavors and acidity. Medium sweet, the wine is superbly textured and ready to drink.
Product size: 750ml