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Portuguese name for the barrel storage racks in the attics of the lodges (warehouses) where the dessert wine Madeira stores and matures under extreme temperature fluctuations. The wines matured in this traditional way on the island of Madeira were formerly known as "Vinho canteiro". This method is based on the experiences made with the "Vinhos de torna-viagem" (meaning "wines make a trip"), which used to mature to a special quality during long cruises due to the fluctuations in the ship (as was assumed at the time) , Only later was it recognized that the extreme temperature fluctuations were the decisive reason. See in detail under Torna Viagem,

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