Sandeman Rainwater Madeira

Madeira from Portugal

Price: $18.99 $15.99
Save $3.00 (16%)
Item No. 1583
Alcohol By Volume: 19.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Sandeman Rainwater Madeira is made in the traditional manner on the Atlantic island of Madeira, The rich soil and volcanic subsoil give this wine a unique character which is enhanced by the winemaking and ageing in "estufas". It is light in body but full in flavour, well balanced and a good accompaniment to many classic dishes such as soups and pates. It is also an essential ingredient in classic cuisine.

Medium light amber colour with pronounced golden highlights. Clean nutty aromas, light complexity and very agreeable. Brilliant wine - a good quality young Madeira in evolution. Medium flavour, nutty and slighty complex, with a good clean finish.

The character of Sandeman Rainwater Madeira make it a perfect match for many appetisers,such as soups, bisques, foie gras or pate. It is also a respected ingredient in classic high quality cuisine and adds a unique touch of flavour to any dish.

Once open Sandeman Rainwater Madeira can remain fresh for up to 4 - 8 weeks.

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The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, a determined young Scotsman. From a modest start two hundred years ago as a wine merchant in the City of London, to today's impressive lodges in Oporto and bodegas in Jerez, and the world's best known brand of Port and Sherry, there has been a continuous commitment to quality. The growth of Sandeman Port and...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Madeira

Madeira (muh-DARE-uh) Madeira is a fortified wine that is cooked, or gradually heated. This makes it practically indestructible. Once opened, a bottle of Madeira can last in your cupboard like a bottle of spirit. The fortified wine of our ancestors was made by accident. In the 1600's, shipping still wine from the region of Madeira to the tropics was no easy feat. Most...

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