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The founder of the family company, John Blandy, reached the island of Madeira at the beggining of 1808. Since then he dedicated to wine in body and soul. For 200 years, Blandy has been a synonym of quality wine from Madeira. In factm the Blandys are the only family of all the original founders of the wine commerce in Madeira. The family has played a key role in the developement of wine in Madeira through its long histoy and the family members still live in Madeira, perpetuating the tradition that goes back to 1811. Michael and Chris Blandy are the 6th and 7th generations to work in the business, that produces wines as good as this Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Rich .
Elaboration of Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Rich
Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Rich (Tinta Negra Mole)
TASTING NOTES OF Blandy's Duke Of Clarence Rich :
- View: brown with gold highlights
- Nose: Aromas of raisins and honey.
- Mouth: Slightly sweet with hints of honey and raisins. Soft body, large and clean finish.
AGEING: 3 years in American oak barrels
PREPARATION: fermented in stainless steel tanks and transferred to tanks where the wine to a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45 ° and 50 ° was submitted over a period of 3 months.
WINE PAIRING: Desserts with fruits and chocolate and soft cheeses.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 19 °
The lodge was bought by Charles Ridpath Blandy in the mid-19th century and not only was it an extremely valuable property, but was also very useful due to the fact that it was directly connected to the family's town house.More about the Winery