Henriques & Henriques

Madeira NV Henriques & Henriques Ribera Real

First Bottled in 1950. This Verdelho comes from vineyards located in Ribeiro Real, Estreito de Camara de Lobos. These vineyards belonged to João Joaquim Henriques, the last of the Henriques who passed away in 1968.

Provenance: Winefields, 6/18/2017

"Medium dry taste of fudge, sweet pumpkins, mineral and firestone tones, intense and lingering, concentrated and confirming my initial feeling that this wine has been aged in canteiro for more than 50 years. On the finish complex red grapefruit aroma's, juicy acidity and a slight fine bitter tone prevails. An amazing wine of great complexity. An essence of Verdelho." 19.5/20. EV, November 2014.
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Size 75 cl
Vintage Non-vintage
Vintage text Bottling 1957
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1957
Classification Reserva
Fill level Top shoulder

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.

Henriques & Henriques

The history of Henriques & Henriques, founded by João Gonçalves Henriques goes back to 1850. After his death in 1912, a partnership was created between his sons, Francisco Eduardo and João Joaquim Henriques, hence Henriques & Henriques.

From then on, Henriques & Henriques played an important role in viticulture and wine making on the Island and in 1913, the family interests were established as a firm, and by 1925, the firm concentrated on shipping its own wines instead of supplying them to other shippers. With the death, in 1968, of the last of the Henriques, João Joaquim Henriques, known as “João de Belém”, (who had no heirs) the company was left to his three friends and partners: Alberto Nascimento Jardim, Peter Cossart (who made 53 vintages with the company) and Carlos Nunes Pereira.

Trade Marks: H&H – Belem’s Madeira Wine; H&H – Carmo Vinhos; H&H – Veiga França Vinhos; H&H – Casa dos Vinhos da Madeira; H&H – António Eduardo Henriques Sucs. Lda. and H&H – Silva Vinhos.

The cooperation

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Henriques & Henriques, a company whose history goes back to 1850 and that, unlike what usually happens in Madeira, owns a considerable amount of its own vineyards. In this company, now mainly belonging to Porto Cruz, everything exudes organization, cleanliness, and care. What impressed me the most, besides the wines, of course, was their lovely cooperage. Yes, in Madeira, wine producers have their own cooperages given their relevance in the winemaking process and aging of liqueur wines.

The history of Henriques & Henriques

Henriques & Henriques gebouw

The history of Henriques & Henriques, founded by João Gonçalves Henriques goes back to 1850. After his death in 1912, his sons created a partnership, Francisco Eduardo Henriques and João Joaquim Henriques, hence Henriques & Henriques. From then on, Henriques & Henriques played an essential role in viticulture and winemaking on the Island, and in 1913, they accommodated the family interests in their newly established firm, and by 1925, the firm concentrated on shipping its wines instead of supplying them to other shippers.

Câmara de Lobos

Henriques & Henriques Madeira

Belém’s Madeira pays homage to the ancestral home of the Henriques family in Belém, Câmara de Lobos, the historic fishing village west of Funchal whose history is entwined to the account of Madeira — the island and the wine. With the death, in 1968, of the last of the Henriques, João Joaquim Henriques, known as “João de Belém”, (who had no heirs) the company went to his three friends and partners: Alberto Nascimento Jardim, Peter Cossart (who made 53 vintages with the company) and Carlos Nunes Pereira. Today, Belém’s Madeira continues to be owned and produced by Henriques & Henriques, one of the most esteemed and storied producers on the island.