J.S.

Madeira 1800 J.S. Terrantez

Terrantez, Stencilled Front, Recorked by OP in 2015.

Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017

  • Madeira 1800 J.S. Terrantez
  • Madeira 1800 J.S. Terrantez
  • Madeira 1800 J.S. Terrantez
These wines were discovered by O.P. Brothers (Oleg and Pedro) in São Vicente on the north side of the Island. The bottles were in poor condition so in 2015 the wines were decanted into demi-john, the bottles cleaned then rebottled, re-corked and re-waxed. No one is quite sure who J.S. was but they possibly came from Dr João Vicente da Silva from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos who was born around 1803 and worked for the local council. He died in 1895 leaving a large collection of madeira wine to his nephew. Pale, slightly hazy amber in colour; delicate caramelised orange and blossom aromas and flavours, still very fresh and pure in style, clean delicate and very beautiful on the finish but with out much concentration. Charmingly bitter-sweet. This is a style which suggests that the wine has been mostly glass aged in demi-john.
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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1800
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Terrantez
Fill level Into Neck
Recorked by OP in 2015

Madeira

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.

J.S.

J.S. Madeira’s These bottles were discovered by OP Brothers (Oleg and Pedro) in São Vicente. They had original wax seals and corks but were in very poor condition; The bottles were completely covered with dirt, sand, and sediment of wine. The contents of some bottles had no wine characteristics due to the loss of alcohol, they were refused. All bottles were carefully cleaned and opened. The Madeira was placed in demijohn while the original bottles were cleaned and newly stencilled where necessary. Then the wine was rebottled, recorked and rewaxed. From these bottles we were able to taste a number of the wines, our notes are added to the specifc lots. Who J.S. was that made these wines remains uncertain. The stencilling is quite unique in its design and paint. This ink was also used by João Carlos d`Aguiar from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. They appear to be extremely rare and possibly are from Dr. João Vicente da Silva who was from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, born around 1803. For about 40 years he was in the service of the City Hall. By his death in 1895 his nephew inherited a collection of old Madeira wines stored in six cellars in the area of Ribeiro Real. We were unable to receive comfrmation that the J.S. Madeiras in fact were from João Vicente da Silva. Our research continues. Meanwhile we are pleased to offer these historic and very unique bottles.

J.S. Madeira’s

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These bottles were discovered by OP Brothers (Oleg and Pedro) in São Vicente. They had original wax seals and corks but were in very poor condition; The bottles were completely covered with dirt, sand, and sediment of wine. The contents of some bottles had no wine characteristics due to the loss of alcohol, they were refused. All bottles were carefully cleaned and opened. The Madeira was placed in demijohn while the original bottles were cleaned and newly stenciled where necessary. Then the wine was rebottled, recorked and rewaxed. From these bottles we were able to taste a number of the wines, our notes are added to the specific lots. Who J.S. was that made these wines remains uncertain. The stenciling is quite unique in its design and paint. This ink was also used by João Carlos d`Aguiar from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. They appear to be extremely rare and possibly are from Dr. João Vicente da Silva who was from Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, born around 1803. For about 40 years he was in the service of the City Hall. By his death, in 1895 his nephew inherited a collection of old Madeira wines stored in six cellars in the area of Ribeiro Real. We were unable to receive confirmation that the J.S. Madeiras, in fact, were from João Vicente da Silva. Our research continues. Meanwhile, we are pleased to offer these historic and very unique bottles.