What is a madeira

What does Madeira mean?

Definition of Madeira

: an amber-colored fortified wine from Madeira also : a similar wine made elsewhere.

What does Madeira taste like?

The Taste of Madeira: There are several tastes profiles, but most will have flavors of Caramel, Walnut Oil, Peach, Hazelnut, Orange Peel, and Burnt Sugar.

Is Madeira a grape?

Grape varieties

Approximately 85% of Madeira is produced with the red grape, Negra Mole. The four major white grape varieties used for Madeira production are (from sweetest to driest) Malvasia, Bual, Verdelho and Sercial. These varieties also lend their names to Madeira labelling, as discussed below.

Is Madeira a brandy?

As with other fortified wines such as Marsala, Port, and Sherry, Madeira is made with a distilled grape spirit (usually brandy).

Where does the word Madeira come from?

Madeira is derived from an old Portuguese word for wood, so perhaps there’s no clear link, but it is still an interesting coincidence.