Madeira 1934 Justino's
Verdelho, Medium Dry, Stencilled Front, Label on Back, Bottled 1995
Provenance: Catawiki, 4/28/2017
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.
Vinhos Justino Henriques, Filhos, Lda was established on the Island of Madeira in 1870 and is one of the oldest producers and exporters of Madeira Wine, giving it exceptional positioning on the market for the certified quality of its wines.
Until 1953 it was a family run business, based in the center of the city of Funchal.
In 1993 it went international, when it formed a partnership with one of the largest French groups for the distribution of wines and spirits. It built new premises so as to improve the conditions in which the wines were made, especially the process of vinification, production and aging, combining traditional methods with more advanced technology.