Bual, Cossart Gordon

Bual, Cossart Gordon - 1978

Item # 45289 750mL

These grapes came specifically from the area of Calheta, the warmest and sunniest area on the island. This was an excellent vintage where the Bual grapes were hand-harvested, trodden in wooden lagares and then aged for more than 40 years in the cask.

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Several Portuguese white varieties that were widely grown in centuries past were called Bual. Today, the term has come to refer to a medium-rich type of Madeira produced from these grapes. It is produced on Madeira's warmer south side, so it ripens to a higher sugar level than Sercial or Verdelho. Bual is generally dark and raisiny, and keeps its bright acidity over many years of ageing.


The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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