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Tasting Event: Meet The Maker: H&H Madeira at Terroir Tribeca

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David Phillips would like to cordially invite you to a very exciting event. Haus Alpenz, USA & Sotolon Selections will be presenting Humberto Jardim of Henriques & Henriques Madeira.

Founded in 1850, but with roots extending back to the founding of the island in 1419--now celebrating its 600th anniversary – Henriques & Henriques is unique for maintaining a continuous, unbroken lineage of in-house apprenticed winemakers, from founder João Joaquim Henriques and son “Joõa de Belém”, to Peter Cossart (1938-1991), Luis Pereira (1970-2008), and today, Humberto Jardim (1994-present). 

 Owner and winemaker Humberto Jardim offers a singular perspective on Madeira winemaking, as H&H is the only producer on the island to own their own vineyards, including Quinta Grande—the single largest vineyard on island. H&H has been in the forefront of planting and preservation of Madeira’s noble varieties:  Sercial, Verdelho, Boal, Malvasia, and Terrantez. (H&H owns more than 2/3 of the island's 2.2 ha of Terrantez.) Humberto’s winemaking highlights terroir and varietal typicity and expression;  thus, an H&H Verdelho is always 100% Verdelho, eschewing permitted blending of Tinta Negra into its non-vintage wines--an allowance taken advantage of by every other Madeira producer. Likewise, with its sizable stocks of old wine in cask and bottle and highly selective approach to single harvest and vintage releases, H&H age-statement wines are not blended to meet the minimum requirements, but are composed of stocks well in excess of the label statement.

Finally, H&H is rightly celebrated for its three solera wines that date from the last decade of the 19th century and especially for the 'Heavenly Quartet'--four wines that were made prior to 1825 and perhaps as early as 1790.  These are thought to be the oldest wines still available commercially in the US market.  

Please join us in welcoming
Humberto Jardim
Tuesday, February 5th
between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Terroir-Tribeca
24 Harrison Street

The event will feature:

  • Self-guided tasting of current selections from H&H, including varietally specific wines, single harvest colheitas, and vintage wines. Members of Haus Alpenz & Sotolon Selections will be available to assist and answer your questions

  • A brief “around the table” discussion with Humberto Jardim concerning what differentiates H&H’s wines from other Madeira

  • Availability of Humberto before and after is discussion to answer any questions

  • A unique welcome drink and tasty snacks from the Terroir kitchen

Please RSPV to djp@alpenz.com

I look forward to seeing you there, David Phillips