Madeira Wine Blandy’s Malmsey Vintage 1988 75cl
It is with pleasure that we report 1988 was a year of excellence and is seen as one of the best years of the decade for the wines of Madeira
BLANDY’S VINTAGE Malmsey 1988
The Blandy, as the last of the families linked to the origin of Madeira wine trade who still manage the family business founded by their ancestors, are unique in the business of Madeira wine, maintaining a tradition dating back to 1811. The selection of bottle racks (Vintages) of family is second to none, and the room where the vanity case are stored, which contains wines that recede until the seventeenth century, was once described as a “wine cathedral”. The Blandy’s Madeira, managed and owned by the same family for 200 years independent and seven generations, it prevails totally dedicated to the preservation of the production traditions of Madeira wine.
The Malvasia or Malmsey, is a variety that comes mainly from St. George region, situated on the northern slopes of the island and that the family has established long-standing agreements with more than 26 producers. Possibly the most famous of the white grapes, is rich in sugars and acidity – a perfect match for this rich style of Madeira wine.
“After several vintages medians, we are pleased to note that we report that 1988 was a year of excellence and is seen as one of the best years of the decade for the wines of Madeira. Unlike mainland Portugal and other European demarcated regions, Madeira benefited in 1988 from a favorable climate for vine growing, and although the months of June and July have submitted temperatures below normal for the time, the delay of vintage resulted in a high quality production with high yield and maturity. “
ALCOHOLIC DEGREE: 21%
Total Acidity: 9:53 g / l (tartaric acid)
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 123 g / l
OAK : American Oak
The Malvasia 1988 was aged in American oak casks for 25 years, having started the maturation of our “Attic of Almond” (located on the 4th floor of the Blandy’s wineries, located in the city center), where he remained until 1991, and where it was transferred to the 2ºpiso wineries, where he apprenticed for two years. The remaining 20 years of age were passed on the 1st floor.
STORAGE AND SERVICE
This wine should be stored vertically in a dry place away from light and heat, with constant temperature, ideally up to 16ºC. Since it was bottled ready for drinking, it is perfectly stabilized and is not expected that will evolve over in the bottle. To best enjoy, we recommend that the bottle is opened two days before to enjoy. Over the years may show some deposit is recommended decant it. A wine to be enjoyed in the company of friends, to the maximum temperature of 17 ° C. It was bottled ready for drinking and will keep all its properties for many months after open the bottle.