Verdelho 1973

Grape Varieties: Verdelho
Bottling Year: May 2000
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Verdelho 1973 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 27 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled. Only 2,498 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 20% Total Acidity: 8.1 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.35 Baumé (20oC): 1.9 Reducing Sugar: 73.2 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 25.0 g/l
Tasting Notes: Clear, topaz colour with a golden green nuance, fugacious foam, slow teardrop. Characteristic Madeira bouquet, good intensity, complex with notes of phenolic flavours of wood, balsamic and dry fruits. Medium dry, fresh and bodied, complex and long warm aftertaste with resins and wood. Very concentrate.
Press Comments:

“Burnt sugar, fresh tobacco, clove, lime peel and wet rocks on the nose. Smoky, less sweet taste than the Leacock’s and a more dense style, the Cossart Gordon appeals to those in search of a richer style of Verdelho. Fine length and refreshing acidity.”
Niklas Jorgensen, www.madaboutmadeira.org, April 2010

Contact Information

Plataforma 3, Pavilhão T, ZFI da Madeira
9200-047 Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal.

Phone
(+351) 291 740 100

cossartgordon@madeirawinecompany.com

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