Black Seal Madeira 1795
"Black Seal" Madeira, Believed 1795. Handwritten Label. Three Hand-blown bottles which were stolen and later sold at an auction in Nantes. The original owner Piermont bought back some of his cargo, included this Madeira. He died in 1838 having never tasted the Madeira.
Provenance: Christies Inc. New York , 6/23/2017
|Vintage text||Presumed 1795|
|Fill level||Mid shoulder|
The island of Madeira has been producing and exporting its namesake wine virtually since the Portuguese discovered it in 1419. Since then, Madeira’s location in the middle of important trade routes meant the success of its wines mirrored the worldwide geopolitical situation. The fortified wine’s fortunes have soared during times of peace, prosperity, and free trade and plummeted during conflict and international upheaval.