Portugal

Madeira, Portugal


Known as the most important producer of Madeira, Justino’s has a long history on the island. With a state of the art facility, Justino’s is able to simulate the history journeys that previously produced the beautiful wines of the island.

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The Broadbent name has been synonymous with fine wine for more than six decades, beginning with the renowned career of British wine critic,writer and auctioneer Michael Broadbent and continuing with his son, the importer Bartholomew Broadbent. Bartholomew’s deep roots in Portugal inspired him to create his own range of Ports, Madeiras and table wines. Broadbent’s vision was to produce the most reliable and traditional of all Vinho Verdes and to resolve the usual whine that Vinho Verde never tastes like it tastes in Portugal. The solution was twofold: to partner with a winery that had consistent production, and to ship the wines in refrigerated containers. The latter enable the wine to taste as fresh and spritzy as it would ever taste in Portugal, and since its launch in 2005, Broadbent Vinho Verde has rapidly earned the reputation as one of the finest Vinho...

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After spearheading the revival of Port wines in Canada and the US, Bartholomew Broadbent launched his own brand in 1994. That inaugural vintage won Best In Show at a comprehensive tasting of Vintage Port during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. We are lucky enough to work with two esteemed winemakers in the Douro Valley:  Luis Sottomayor for the majority of our labels and Dirk Niepoort.  ...

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The history of Madeira wine stretches back to the Age of Exploration, when Madeira was a frequent port of call for ships whose captains would fuel up on wine—fortified to prevent spoilage—for their trans-Atlantic journey. The blazing heat of the sea voyage transformed the flavor of the wines, a metamorphosis reproduced by a process called estufagem during which the wines are heated to as high as 60°C (140°F) and oxidated. Begun in 1996, Broadbent Madeira was inspired by Bartholomew Broadbent’s father, Michael Broadbent, who called Madeira his “desert island wine,” and who played a crucial role along with his wife, Daphne, in sourcing the wines and establishing the...

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