Madeira: a fortified wine in a range of dry to sweet styles. Madeira’s unique taste comes from repeatedly heating the wine, which creates flavors of roasted nuts, stewed fruit, caramel, and toffee. Dry styles (Sercial, Verdelho) are served chilled with starter courses; sweeter styles are served after dinner.. | Wine Folly
Madeira Wine (Portugal). 'Madeira is a fortified wine, produced in the Madeira Islands; varieties may be sweet or dry. It has a history dating back to the Age of Exploration when Madeira was a standard port of call for ships heading to the New World or East Indies.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal
There are lots of different regions producing their own speciality wines across Portugal, each using its location and the unique conditions of its region to make a unique wine. It is useful then to know where the different wine producing regions are. We have taken what we know about regional Portugal and made this map for you, so next time you wonder where that Portuguese Pinot noir actually comes from you know exactly where to look!
The Spas of Madeira and an introduction to Madeira wine