Rare Wine Co. Historic Series New York Malmsey Madeira
Recreating the style of Malmsey Madeira that was all the rage in New York, oh, about two hundred years ago. This is part of a special historic series newly developed by The Rare Wine Company. Nutty aromas (almonds, hazelnuts) and exemplary acidity.
In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Madeira was the United States’ most coveted wine. Every public event—from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to George Washington’s Inauguration—was toasted with a glass of Madeira. For more than 150 years, no other wine rivaled it in the eyes of connoisseurs. But after the Civil War, Madeira drifted into obscurity, the victim of a series of natural, political and economic calamities. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that America once again embraced this enigmatic wine, helped in no small part by The Rare Wine Co.’s creation of its Historic Series.