2008 Blandy's, Colheita Sercial Single Harvest Madeira, 6x500ml

2008 Blandy's, Colheita Sercial Single Harvest Madeira, 6x500ml

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 500ml

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From £228.00
This has a vibrant and complex nose of beeswax, candied orange peel, hay, yuzu, marzipan, and pistachio. The palate offers starfruit, fresh ginger, dried apricots. It is succulent and racy, with incredible focus and precision. Poised and confident. The acidity is balanced on a knife-edge with the ripe fruit. Seriously impressive stuff. Perfect as an aperitif but would work well with a range of foods as well. It made a surprisingly good combination with Matcha Mochi, which brought out a distinct preserved lemon flavour. 
2008 Blandy's, Colheita Sercial Single Harvest Madeira, 6x500ml

The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand, at Pomar Novo, in Jardim da Serra above Câmara
de Lobos, on the south of Madeira. This area of the island is characterized by Andossolos-type soils,
located in the highest parts of the island, above 400 meters, with an average content of organic
matter, but deficient in most macronutrients. Even so, this soil type is good for agriculture.
The vines are planted in a low trellis system, close to the ground, protecting them from the strong
mountainous wind coming off the highest peaks. On average, this region has lower temperatures
characteristic of these mountain altitudes that, together with this particular variety produces a wine
of remarkable astringency and high acidity.
2008 was a year with problematic production, leading to a small harvest. This “Colheita” was aged in
very old oak barrels using the traditional method called “Canteiro” (barrels supported on long beams),
in the centuries-old Blandy’s Wine Lodge.

Only 2000 bottles were bottled.