Vinum Maderaicum

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Orcae vini Maderaici in apotheca vinaria[pt] (olim societatis Blandy's) Funchal in urbe insulae Materiae iacentes

Vinum Maderaicum[1] e vineis insulae Materiae provenit. Talia vina appellatione protecta Madeira recognita sunt.

Ioannes Sloane vineas insulae Materiae mercatumque vinorum anno 1707 descripsit:

"Maxima huius insulae pars vitibus hoc tempore conseritur, terra in hoc usum valde idonea, saxosa videlicet et ardua. Vites humilissime crescere cogunt, sicut et in Francia. Uvas trium generum habent, albas, rubras, magnasque muscatinas vel malvasias. Vinum malvaticum rapidissime acescit: propterea rarius producitur. Vinum album rubro mixtum crebrius conficiunt: quo maius sole et calore exponunt, eo melius prosperant; ergo minime cellario condunt, potius sub sole exponunt. Insuetis gustum foedissimum praebet sed vino Xerae haud dissimilem, cui etiam potestate haud differt. Omnibus coloniis Indiarum Occidentalium maxima copia exportatur, recentius et Orientalium: nullum enim vinorum genus maius quam Maderaicum istis climatibus calidis convenit.[2]

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  1. "Vinum Maderaicum": #Plenck (1797); #Pereira (1842)
  2. The greatest part of this island is at present planted with vines, the soil being very proper, for it is rocky and steep. They keep their vines very low with pruning, in that agreeing with the culture of the vines in France ... The grapes are of three sorts, the white, red, and great muscadine or malvasia ... The malvasia ... pricks very soon, and so is made in very small quantities. The great quantity of wine here made is that of the white mixt with a little tinto: ... the more 'tis expos'd to the sun-beams and heat the better it is, and instead of putting it in a cool cellar they expose it to the sun. It seems to those unaccustomed to it to have a very unpleasant tast, though something like sherry, to which wine it comes near in strength ... It is exported in vast quantities to all the West-India plantations, and now of late to the East, no sort of wine agreeing with those hot places like this: #Sloane (1707)

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