This is a very old Madeira wine, classified as “FRASQUEIRA” that was part of the wine collection of the family that own this wine company. It is made from sercial, a noble grape variety in years when the quality is high and the harvest is excellent, using grapes from the best vines of Madeira Island. Prior to bottling, it benefited from a long ageing period in old oak barrels at the temperature recommended, in the warehouses of this century-old company. Thus it was able to develop into a characteristic Madeira Wine as result of the grape variety it was produced from, with its quality of structure, aroma and full-bodied taste. Allow us to remind you that is important to let the wine breathe for a while after it has been opened, in order to develop the fullness of its aromas. If only part of the wine is consumed, the remainder can be kept in the bottle for many years. It is possible that the wine, will develop through this prior airing. Please remember to use the supplementary cork so that is completely sealed. We recommend keeping the bottle upright, away from extreme temperatures. Serve at a temperature of approx. 18º C or room temperature. If the wine is kept in the bottle for many years, some natural qualities of this genuine Madeira. We advise you to take great care in serving it, so it does not become cloudy. If preferred, it can be decanted.