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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

Tel: (01404) 814139
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Bual

Bual or Boal in Portuguese is a name give to a number of different varieties groan on the island of Madeira and also refers to the style of wine that is produced. Bual is a medium sweet Madeira. The grape has a highish acidity which works terrifically well when put through the 'maderisation' process where the wine is fortified and then slowly cooked in the barrel over a number of years (traditionally the barrels are placed in the attic where they get nice and hot during the summer days and cooling off during the night). These wines attain amazing longevity and it is rare but not that unusual to find centenarian bottles or even bottles from the 17th century. These older wines have a wonderful combo of sweetness, acidity and texture with a delicious caramel, molasses and green apple flavours that seem to last for ever in the mouth.

Characteristics: Medium sweet, molasses, toffee, green apples

Where is it found? Madeira (Portugal)

Wines associated: Madeira

Food matches: Rich fruit cake, strong cheddar, Christmas Pudding

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