Companhia Vinicola da Madeira Bual
The Madeira Wine Company was formed in 1913 as an association of exporters who decided to join efforts to increase their efficiency on exportations. It was during the 20’s that most of the British shippers joined the company and on total 26 companies joined this association. The early name was the Madeira Wine Association and 1981 was changed to Madeira Wine Company. Being a corporation since 1987, the company used to belong to the Blandy family and the producers of premium ports, the Symington Family who acquired a shareholding in 1989. In 2011 Blandys regained control of the Madeira Wine Company with the Symington Family Estates maintaining a minority shareholding in the MWC. Chris Blandy became CEO in late 2011.The four main brands today are Blandy’s, Cossart Gordon, Leacock and Miles. These names were originally the names of 4 wine producing families, however only the Blandy family are now still involved in the company. The brand Blandy’s is one of the most popular and widely-sold Madeira wines worldwide.
Bual (English) is the name of the Portuguese Boal. Also a white grape (still are the amazing dark wines), also known as table grape is popular. Bual is very fragrant. The best have a splendid balance between sweetness and acidity.
Old and rare bottle