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South Side

Madeira 1874 South Side

Bottled in 1897.

Provenance: Private purchase, 2/24/2016

Madeira 1874 South Side (9577)
After 1874, a vine pest, brought from America (Phylloxera vastatrix), completely destroyed the vines in Madeira. So this bottle contains Madeira from the last remaining Madeira root stock.
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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1874
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1897
Button No button
Fill level Top shoulder
Maturation Vintage
Packaging No casing

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.

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Harry Payne Whitney

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