Barbeito Rainwater 5yr old Reserva Madeira
Rainwater Madeira gets its name from the rather romantic story of some madeira casks left out in the rain before shipping, which eventually absorbed into the wood and contributed to the style.
This one from Barbeito is aged for 5 years in French oak casks at a stable temperature to produce a medium dry wine with plenty of balancing acid to prevent it from being cloying. Light golden colour, aromatic nose with notes of dried and crystallized fruit. Full, round with an extreme softness. Long and mineral fresh finish. Excellent as an aperitif, with salted nuts, olives, tapas, and cheese.