Blandy’s Malmsey Rich 10 Anos
Blandy’s Malmsey 10 years ferment with natural yeasts at a temperature of 18 to 21ºC in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature. Approximately after 48 hours, the fortification is carried out with wine alcohol (96%), in order to preserve the desired natural sugar content. It is aged for 10 years in American oak casks according to the traditional ‘Canteiro’ process. This includes a delicate heating of the wine in the attic of the warehouses in Funchal. Over the years, the wine is transferred from the upper floors to the intermediate floors, and eventually to the floor level where it is cooler. After this ‘gradual stuffing’, the wine is filtered and clarified before being bottled. Intense golden brown color, with almost greenish reflections. Intense and complex nose, revealing a bouquet of wood, dried fruits, caramel and spices. Sweet, fresh and soft, full-bodied and slightly smoked. Very balanced acidity. Contains sulfites.