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Language: Portuguese

Description: "Wood." An island producing renowned dessert wines, of which Sercial is the driest. This, like Verdelho, may be drunk as an apéritif. Malmsey is a rich, dark amber Madeira wine, served at room temperature as a dessert wine. Boal is drier and smokier than Malmsey.

Pronounced: muh-DAY-ruh
Ethnicity: Portuguese
Most frequent country: Widespread
Most frequent region: Madeira

See places: Portuguese food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: à madeirense, espada, Malvásia, Sercial, sardinela da Madeira, vinho da Madeira

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