Highlights: Barbeito Vinhas de Lanço Vedelho 2020 DOP Madeirense, Portugal

Here I’m tasting Barbeito Vinhas de Lanço Vedelho 2020 which is a table wine made from Madeira grapes by the super talented Ricardo Diogo. It’s linear and fine with a mineral, stony quality. So fresh and expressive with taut acidity and a long, linear finish. There aren’t a lot of wines like this from Madeira, because there are only 550 hectares of grapes on the island, and 80% of this is Tinta Negra Mole. But Ricardo is showing the potential of the white grapes for making striking white wines with keen acidity and lovely intense flavours. 94/100

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