28 -January -Jan -2011

Sercial 5 Years Old

  • Sercial 5 Years Old

GRAPE VARIETIES
Sercial

 

VINEYARDS
Various quality vineyards at Porto Moniz, Seixal and Ca?mara de Lobos at altitudes of up to 500m.

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 5 year old dry Sercial underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 5-6 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy's 5 year old Sercial was aged in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.3 Residual Sugar: 50 g/l Total Acidity: 6 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 5 year old Sercial is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with starters, fish dishes and Indian cuisine. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

PRESS COMMENTS
"Served slightly chilled, this is the perfect example of how this style of Madeira fits into place at even the most modern of dinner parties. Its innate nuttiness, combined with a lovely dried citrus fruit edge, makes it the perfect foil to a plate of salted almonds, freshly cut spicy chorizo or picquillo peppers. It leaves the palate feeling crisp, clean and very refreshed". S Jones - Wine Magazine, January 2003.

 

AWARDS
Bronze Medal, IWC 2002

 

TASTING NOTES
Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Verdelho

  • Verdelho 5 YO

GRAPE VARIETIES
Verdelho

 

VINEYARDS
Various quality vineyards in Ponta Delgada and Sa?o Vicente at altitudes of up to 400m.

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 5 year old Verdelho underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 4 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy's 5 year old Verdelho was aged in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.43 Residual Sugar: 78 g/l Total Acidity: 6.53 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 5 year old Verdelho is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with soups, feathered game and pate?s. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

PRESS COMMENTS
"Gorgeous full-bodied mouth feel on the palate with slightly smoked rich creamy flavours and tones of honey, introduced by luxurious warm full orangey aromas. Simply delightful." International Wine Challenge

 

AWARDS
Silver Medal, IWC 2001 Silver Medal, IWC 2002

 

TASTING NOTES
Clear, topaz colour, with a golden rim. Complex nose, revealing a fresh bouquet with raisins, dried fruits, wood and spices.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Bual 5 Years Old

  • Bual 5 YO

GRAPE VARIETIES
Bual

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 5 year old Bual underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 3 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy's 5 year old Bual was aged in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.4 Residual Sugar: 100 g/l Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 5 year old Bual is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an after dinner drink and also very good with fruit, milk chocolate, cakes and hard cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

PRESS COMMENTS
“Raisins, toffee and roast nuts on the nose. A complex, medium-weight wine with a superb tangy finish. A real tastebud teaser, this would make an excellent aperitif.” Wine, October 2003

 

AWARDS
Bronze Medal, IWC 2004

 

TASTING NOTES
Clear, amber colour with tinges of gold; a bouquet of dried fruit, vanilla, wood and toffee with a smooth, medium-sweet finish and an excellent balance between the fruit and acidity.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Malmsey 5 Years Old

  • Malmsey 5YO

GRAPE VARIETIES
Malmsey

 

VINEYARDS
Various quality vineyards including Sa?o Jorge at altitudes between 150 - 200m.

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 5 year old 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
Blandy's 5 year old Malmsey was aged in American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro' system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.42 Residual Sugar: 123 g/l Total Acidity: 6.23 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 5 year old Malmsey is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

PRESS COMMENTS
"The nose is redolent of freshly baked, warm, spicy fruit dripping in golden syrup. The palate is lush, with a rich, fragrant, soft texture - impeccably balanced." International Wine Challenge. October 1999.

 

AWARDS
Gold Medal, IWC 1999

 

TASTING NOTES
Dark, golden brown with characteristic Madeira bouquet of raisins, toffee and nuts. Sweet with a rich, full bodied, honeyed and complex finish and beautifully balanced acidity.

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