Madeira Wine Blandy’s Malmsey Harvest 2006 50cl
Bouquet fine floral tea with dry fruits, toffee, wood, old brandy notes and some vanilla. Sweet, full rich, smooth, bodied, long aftertaste
SKU: Blandy'sMalmseyColheita200650clENG Categories: Madeira & Açores, Madeira Wine, Ports & Fortified
The Blandys are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their own original wine company.
Blandys Madeira remains totally dedicated to the traditions, care, and craftsmanship of Madeira Wine making and has been owned by the same family for 200 years and seven generations.
VINIFICATION: Blandy’s Harvest Malmsey underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C – 21°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 Blandys Harvest Malmsey was aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional Canteiro system. The ageing was done in the traditional Canteiro system, whereby the wine is gradually transferred from the higher lodges attics, where the natural warmth of the sun contributes to the concentration of the wines, and temperatures are higher, to the middle floors, where temperatures are milder, and eventually, to the ground floor where temperatures are cooler. During this ageing, the wine underwent regular racking, and before finally being bottled, all wines are fined. All through the ageing process, the primary fruit flavours of the wine are gently transformed into tertiary dried fruit notes that produce Madeira unique hallmark bouquet.
TASTING NOTES: Âmbar medium dark colour, with a golden green reflection (nuance) and a slow teardrop. With a characteristic Madeira bouquet, very fine floral tea with dry fruits, toffee, wood (oak-toasted), old brandy notes and some vanilla. Its sweet, full rich, smooth, bodied, and has a long aftertaste, fresh with fine notes of vanilla and honey, with some notes of caramel and wood.
SERVING & CELLARAGE: Blandy’s Harvest is fined and does not require decanting. It is an excellent accompaniment to rich desserts and cheese. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
ALCHOOL: 19 % vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,70 g/l tartaric acid
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 118 g/l
CASK: American Oak
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 8100 (50cl)
DATE OF BOTTLED: 2012