Barbeito is one of the most forward-thinking companies on Madeira as well as being one of the youngest, being founded in the 1940's by Mário Barbeito. When Mário died in 1985, the company was taken forward by his daughter, Dona Manuela de Freitas, whose two sons, Ricardo and Miguel joined the firm in 1991. Today, Ricardo is in day to day charge of Vinhos Barbeito, his mother having retired in the early 1990s, and his brother looking after other family business interests.
Barbeito Sercial 10 YO Madeira
Ricardos approach to Sercial is not to make it as raspingly dry as you might expect, which results in a deliciously rounded interpretation of this wine. A regular Gold Medal winner, and one which we would suggest serving between larder and room temperature, rather than fully chilling.