- Grape Varieties: Bual
- Vinification: Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; maceration by pumping over at a controlled temperature of 22oC; fortification with grape brandy after approximately 2-3 days, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
- Specification: Cossart Gordon's Colheita 1995 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, known as “natural estufagem” gives Madeira its unique flavour and incredible longevity. After this gentle natural warming, the wine was left to age in cask for 10 years and in a cooler part of the lodge. Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.48 Residual Sugar: 98.41 g/l Total Acidity: 6.53 g/l tartaric acid
- Serving & Cellarage: Cossart Gordon Colheita Bual 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: Warm amber colour with golden highlights. Characteristic Madeira nose, revealing a bouquet of dried fruits, fig, prunes, with notes of vanilla and oak. Rich and full, vibrant fruit perfectly balanced by a fresh citrus backbone that ensures a finish that lasts and lasts.
- Press Comments:
“A richly layered agglomeration of juicy peaches, soft apricots, candied lemons and walnuts. Freshest lemon zest acidity and a lingering, harmonious finish.”
Wine International, October 2005
Gold Medal – IWC 2005
Silver Medal – IWSC 2005
Silver Medal – IWC 2007