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Porto Santo Wine - D.O.P Madeirense




Tinta Negra (aka Molar, Saborinho).

Wine history

This rosé is made from the Tinta Negra grape variety. The Tinta Negra variety is part of the ancient winemaking of the Madeira islands and is still the basis for the wines that made this island famous. Outside the Madeira islands, it is a rare grape variety that can only be found in regions where the sea is close by, earning another name such as Molar in the Colares region or Saborinho in the Azores region. However, it should not be confused with Negra Mole from the Algarve, as it is a different variety. Its role in the past seems to have been to "color" white wines and give them a certain golden appearance that was appreciated at the time. Here, we test the potential of this variety in Rosé.


Vineyard: trellised.

Vineyard age: around 40 years.

Location: 50% Estreito de Câmara de Lobos - south side of Madeira Island and 50% São Vicente - north side of the island.


11.5% Vol.


The grapes were harvested by hand, transported in 35kg boxes and sorted on a sorting table.
Direct pressing. Decanting after 12 hours and fermentation in stainless steel at 14-16ºC. Ageing on the lees for 5 months.

Tasting notes

Open ruby-pink color. Intense nose, notes of crushed fresh strawberry, some vegetable. Fresh, crunchy attack, acidity present, with excellent salinity. Excellent persistence.


A fresh, elegant and saline rosé like few others. An ideal partner for fish dishes, seafood and salads. It has volume and structure for white meat dishes. Perfect with Indian, Thai and sushi dishes.

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