DOURO RIVER, PORTUGAL
With vineyards all along the Douro River, Rui Roboredo Madeira offers an impressive range of Portuguese wines. Rui Madeira strives to make the Douro's personality come alive in every bottle of wine he makes; the schist, the wet stone, the wildflowers all burst forth from the glass. He puts an emphasis on local varietals from Fonta Cal and Siria to Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro. Madeira's wine, not to be confused with Madeira wine, is characterized by minerality. Whether it's the driving minerality that cleanses the palate or a subtle granitic quality that balances out lush red fruits, Rui Maderia's wine are something special.