Made from Malmsey grapes collected from multiple small, terraced vineyards that cling to the steep mountainous slopes of the island. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks until a neutral grape spirit brandy is added to stop the fermentation.
Following fermentation, the wines undergo the 'canteiro' process used for fine Madeiras. They are placed in a lodge in American oak casks and heated solely by the sun's warmth for three months. This heating process oxidizes the wine, giving it a very long shelf life and its characteristic nutty, rich flavors.
STORAGE - Store the bottle horizontally in a dark place with constant cool temperature, ideally 55ºF.
|PRODUCER||Cossart Gordon Madeira|