O Produtor, tasting note published in July 12th 1905
Amber colour with greenish reflections. Perfumed and open bouquet with notes of caramel, passion fruit, spices, polished wood and plum in syrup. Good structure and a bold acidity keep it firm and complex, where salty, dried fruit and a touch of wood blend fully. Beautiful dryness in an almost endless finish.
Nature is queen in the production of our wines. We try to take advantage of the fact that they age in three different quarry warehouses. Although they are all located in Câmara de Lobos, they are subject to different climatic characteristics and sun exposure. These factors allow us to obtain a great variety of wines giving origin to lots characterized by the unique style of Barbeito: the long and acid freshness at the end of the mouth.
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