Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; maceration by pumping over at a controlled temperature of 22oC; fortification with vinic alcohol after approximately 4 days, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Specification: Cossart Gordon's Colheita 1997 is a Madeira wine produced from a single harvest. Like other Madeiras, the wine undergoes a unique aging process (the ‘canteiro method’); whereby the wine is cask aged in the warm attics of the lodges for many months. This process gives Madeira its unique flavour and incredible longevity. After this gentle natural warming, the wine was left to age in a cask for 14 years and in a cooler part of the lodge. Alcohol: 20% ABV pH: 3.4 Baumé degree (20oC): 2.5 Volatile Acidity: 0.72 g/l Residual Sugar: 70g/l Total Acidity: 7,80 g/l tartaric acid
Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Colheita Verdelho is fined and does not require decanting. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Tasting Notes: Clear, topaz colour, with a golden nuance, fugacious foam, slow teardrop. Characteristic, very fresh, complex, very good intensity, revealing cedar flavours and exotic woods, tropical dried fruits and spices. Medium dry, delicate, concentrated, very fresh with a suberb metallic sensation due to the fixed acids, bodied with a long aftertaste.
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