Broadbent Cask M235 Malvasia Madeira 500ml 1997
- Item Code: 611482082615
- Varietal: Dessert
- Country|Region: Portugal
- Vintage: 1997
- Bottle Size: 500ml
About this product
"Grapes are supplied by several winegrowers from the North West of Madeira Island. Vines have an average age of 25 years, and are trained using the Latada vine training system. Grapes are manually harvested in September, according to ripeness. The grapes are totally destemmed, crushed and pressed. The must obtained was allowed to ferment with wild yeasts at controlled temperature of 61Â°F (16Â°C) in stainless tanks. Fermentation is stopped by addition of neutral grape spirit (96% minimum) in order to keep the desired sweetness. The wine was aged in and old American oak cask 650L in the traditional "Canteiro" system (natural oxidative process). The final wine has a brown bowl with a subdued amber rim. A spirity nose that is musky and fungal. It smells dry, from its aging in wood. High acidity, but also rich, sweet and powerful, with huge flavors and aromas of chestnut. Hot finish. Extremely long and massive wine that tastes much older than 1997."
"Michael Broadbent is considered the world's most experienced taster of Madeira. He went to the island to select the best wines for the Broadbent Madeiras. This resulted in a collaboration with Justino Henriques, the most important producer of classical Madeira. Produced only from the finest grapes grown on the island, Broadbent Madeira's are made in strict accordance with the traditional methods.BartholomewÂs love for Portuguese wines stems from their eminent drinkability, restrained alcohol levels and the balance which makes them versatile enough to pair with all kinds of everyday dining."
"Bartholomew worked on building the market for at least 10 major Port brands, so it was only natural that his next step would be to develop his own. He was looking to make wines which were friendly on the palate, yet with enough quality to please the discriminating connoisseur, at an affordable price. Thirty years in the making, after recruiting one of PortugalÂs most respected and accomplished winemakers, his full range of Ports is now released, offering timeless elegance and classic pedigree." Importer Notes