Broadbent Madeira Single Cask M 217 Malvasia 1997 - 500ml

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HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES Madeira Island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, about 560 miles (900Km) South-West of Lisbon and 375 miles (600Km) West of the North African coast. The soils of the island are Volcanic, with a mix of basalt, trachytes and trachydolerites, tufa, scoria and conglomerates. The geographical position and mountain landscape create a very pleasing climate with average temperatures of 72°F (22°C) in the summer and 61°F (16ºC) in the winter. With its mild humidity, the island weather is classified as subtropical with variations in temperature, humidity, and rainfall according to altitude.
Grapes are supplied by several winegrowers from the North West of Madeira Island in the areas of São Jorge and Arco de São Jorge. 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 61°F (16°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 is a clean amber colour with green, matured rim. Aromas and flavors are deep, rich and fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, spices, tea leaves and tobacco. It is sweet, soft and richly textured with a mellow but strong character. Some bitterness with good varnish and walnut notes. Avery pleasant, elegant and long aftertaste with mineral notes of matured figs.