Cossart Gordon's 3 Year Old Wines

3 Year Old - Medium Rich
Grape Varieties: Tinta Negra Mole
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.
Specification: Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.4 Residual Sugar: 85 g/l Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l tartaric acid
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.
3 Year Old - Full Rich
Grape Varieties: Tinta Negra Mole
Vineyards: Various quality vineyards grown at about 200m on the north of the island near São Vicente and on the south in Camara de Lobos.
Vinification: Cossart Gordon Good Company underwent fermentation on the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 48 hours fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Maturation: Cossart Gordon Good Company 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.
Specification: Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.45 Residual Sugar: 115 g/l Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l tartaric acid
Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Good Company is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Tasting Notes: Colour and Appearance: Deep, warm amber colour with soft golden tinges. Nose: characteristic powerful bouquet of Madeira, with dried fruits and notes of toffee. Palate: soft and rich, very full-bodied with lovely warm fruit flavours giving way to a lingering finish of wood and subtle chocolate notes.
3 Year Old - Rainwater
Grape Varieties: Tinta Negra Mole
Vinification: Cossart Gordon Rainwater underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 4 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Maturation: Cossart Gordon Rainwater 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 three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Specification: Alcohol: 18% ABV pH: 3.4 Residual Sugar: 55 g/l Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l tartaric acid
Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Rainwater 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: Topaz colour with golden reflections. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira, with dried fruits, orange peel and notes of wood. Fresh flavours in balance with a firm citrus backbone and a long finish.
3 Year Old - Special Dry Aperitif
Grape Varieties: Tinta Negra Mole
Vinification: Cossart Gordon Viva Dry underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 5 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Maturation: Cossart Gordon Viva Dry 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 three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Specification: Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.3 Residual Sugar: 35 g/l Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l tartaric acid
Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Viva Dry is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with creamy starters, fish dishes and Indian cuisine. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with golden reflections. Very fresh, with a characteristic bouquet of dried fruits and orange. Dry, well balanced and a long aftertaste with notes of oak.

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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