The Terras do Avô Madeiran sparkling wine was awarded the gold medal at the Brut Experience 2018 competition, held in Lisbon last June.
The award was given to a wine in the Super Reserve category produced in 2014. It was made mostly from the verdelho (89 per cent) and sercial (11 per cent) grape varieties. A total 1,200 bottles were produced and sold at around 35 euros.
The wine is a concoction of Duarte Caldeira’s family-run Seixal Wines business and is the first ever Madeiran sparkling wine, produced through resource to the so-called champagne method.
The Terras do Avô brand also produces red wine and white wine, including reserve wines.