RWC Historic Series
Rare Wine Company teamed up with Vinhos Barbeito's owner, Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos Freitas, to create the Historic Series- affordable Madeiras that reflect the style and complexity of the great vintage wines. As the holder of one of the great libraries of 18th and 19th century Madeiras, Ricardo had a unique understanding of the qualities RWC sought. The wines express true varietal character and display the traits of vintage Madeira, including the creation of a 'vintage character' to contribute to Madeira's ongoing resurgence. These are affordable, highly individual wines that display uniquely the concentration, aromatics, and richness that mark the finest Madeira. By working with small lots they are able to include parcels of old wine (many exceeding 30 years old) which give the wines the character of Vintage Madeira. Each bottle bears an early engraving for a US city where Madeira was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries - Boston Bual, New York Malmsey, Charleston Sercial.
Chicago Tribune: Madeira - a historic sip