Vinification: Cossart Gordon Medium Rich underwent fermentation on the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 3 days fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Maturation: Cossart Gordon Medium Rich was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45°C and 50°C over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for 3 years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Medium Rich is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, milk chocolate or custard puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Tasting Notes: Deep chestnut colour with a golden-red reflections. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira, with dried fruits, wood and toffee. Medium sweet. Young fruit flavours are in harmony with a fresh citric backbone.
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