Miles Madeiras Ltd Madeira Meio Secco 1970s
A fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira. This style of wine dates back to the age of sale when bottles of Madeira wine would be fortified to preserver them for the long journeys by sea. Stored in the holds of ships the wine would gently cook as the ships passed through the tropics and over the equator to destinations in the New World or East Indies. When unsold shipments were returned to the island, producers found the nature and favor much improved calling them vinho da roda (wines that have made the round trip). Today all Madera is subject to a simulated version of this process where wines are heated in specially built rooms on the Island. This cooking process means the wine is essentially inert once bottled and can (assuming no contamination) be kept indefinitely either sealed or opened with little to no ill effect.
This particular bottle is a medium dry (meio secco) style bottling from Miles Madeiras Ltd circa 1970s.
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