Duke of Cumberland is a 3 year old medium style of madeira produced using Tinta Negra, the islands only red grape variety. Depending on the altitude, humidity, region and solar exposure, the grapes can deliver richer or drier wines. This varietal is diverse enough to be able to represent any one of the 4 styles of Madeira. Made using the Estufagema system which at Blandy’s means the wines are heated in stainless steel tanks with externally heated water jackets (as opposed to the internally coil heated concrete vats) to produce a soft, caramel style. They are then matured for a further 2 years in satin wood.