Madeira 1900 D'Oliveiras Malvasia
Reserva, Malvazia, Stencilled Front, Bottled in 1975, Bottle No. 40107
Provenance: Sotheby's Paris, 7/21/1989
Over 90 years old, this genuine, rare and very old madeira Wine was produced in the year shown on the bottle, and D'Oliveiras claims it to be on of the finest selected Reservas ever produced. This wine has been carefully matured for decaded in old oak casks in the cellars of the independant family firm Pereira d'Oliveira (vinhos) Lda., and it was bottled in 1975. When servinng, it is recommended that the cork be drawn at least two hours beforehand to allow the wine to breathe. After over 20 years in bottle, a natural sediment has formed, so the wine should be decanted, or poured very carefully.
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.
Pereira D’Oliveira (Vinhos), Lda
Run by the descendents of the founding owners, owned by 3 brothers under the administration of Aníbal D`Oliveira and Luís D´Oliveira, who represent the fifth generation of knowledge and experience dedicated to the production, commercialisation and exportation of Madeira Wine.
In this company 5 producers/exporters of Madeiras are integrated, all being from families from the island, with the oldest being founded in 1820. In our warehouses you will find a considerable stock of old rare wines which are the result of valuable wine inheritance of the aforementioned companies, and which currently represent added value for Pereira D'Oliveira (Vinhos) Lda. All our products are commercialised with the name «D´Oliveiras» and the respective logo which has been duly registered.
Every year at harvest time, grapes are acquired from the various traditional and recommended castes from the wine growers located in different parts of the island, with the maturation, quality and alcohol level being controlled.
Brands: João Pereira D’Oliveira, João Joaquim Camacho & Sons, Júlio Augusto Cunha & Sons, Vasco Luís Pereira & Sons, Adegas do Torreão (Vinhos) Lda. and Artur de Barros & Sousa Lda..
Pereira d'Oliveira is a producer of independent Madeira Wine, managed by descendants of the founding owners, owned by 3 brothers and the administration is under the responsibility of Aníbal D`Oliveira (†2017) and Luís D'Oliveira, who represents the fifth generation of knowledge and experience dedicated to the production, commercialization, and export of Madeira Wine.