Madeira Wine
Cercial Frasqueira 1988, 75cl

approx. £295.10



 Serve at 14º-16º


O Produtor, tasting note published in August 10th 2021

Bright tawny colour.
Aromas of dried fruits (nuts and almonds), caramel, wood, varnish and spices. Consistent and a good acidity, overlapping with a light sweetness in a very fresh finish.
Excellent as an aperitif or with desserts.

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From March 1989 this Frasqueira was aged over twenty years in French oak casks by the natural cellaring process under moderate temperatures. When sufficiently concentrated and almost reaching the limits of sugars permitted for a Cercial, it was transferred to demijohns in March 2009. Let us just say that time has done its job of balancing this 1988 Cercial with a light delicate sweetness at the start of the tasting and a long refreshing acidity on the finish. We bottled 600 bottles of 750ml and 300 bottles of 500ml all individually numbered. Grapes from several quality vineyards from the Seixal area. Grapes pressed in continuous press. Fermentation was interrupted by the addition of vinic alcohol (96%).

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106628

Vinhos Barbeito

In the early years our company concentrated its efforts in the production of bottled wine. New concepts of marketing in the Madeira wine business were introduced as well as innovative packaging like the wickered flagon. The quality of our wines gained an excellent reputation among consumers which helped to strenghten Barbeito’s image in the international market. In 1991 another important change occurred in our company: for first time someone from our family became responsible for the making of the wine. In 1993, after two years learning the “secrets” of our wines’ style and character as well as studying modern techniques of wine making, Ricardo Freitas faced alone his first grape harvest. Thinking of the future, we began building a working team in which all members work under the same motto: produce good quality wines with a unique style.

Since then Vinhos Barbeito never stopped investing in the purchase of good quality grapes to make fine wines. To achieve that goal, year after year, we work to establish closer relationships with farmers.


Vinhos Barbeito, Lda.

Estrada Ribeira Garcia
Parque Empresarial de Câmara de Lobos, Lote Oito
9300-076 Câmara de Lobos