Cossart Gordon 10 Year Bual Madiera Medium Rich NV
Producer Notes: Made from Bual grapes collected from multiple small, terraced vineyards that cling to the steep mountainous slopes of the island, this is a dry Madeira. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks until a neutral grape spirit brandy is added to stop the fermentation. Following fermentation, the wines undergo the 'canteiro' process used for fine Madeiras. They are placed in a lodge in American oak casks and heated solely by the sun's warmth for three months. This heating process oxidized the wine, giving it a very long shelf life and its characteristic nutty, rich flavors.
Madeira does not need to be decanted and may be served chilled as an aperitif or as a dessert wine. Serve in classic port glasses or 8oz. tasting glass~ avoid using small cordial glassware as it will limit the aromas.
Pairing: excellent with drier, salty cheeses such as Aged Gouda or creamy desserts.
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