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£32.00 / bottle
This is a non-stock item and should be ready to ship within 7 days. We will email with more information.
|Other Grapes||Not Blend|
Cossart Gordon 2005 Bual Colheita Madeira is a special order item and is only available in extremely limited quantities. Perfect as a gift for anyone celebrating a significant anniversary from 2005.
Delivery can take 7 days or more. Please telephone 01329 822733 or email for availability.
Cossart Gordon Madeira can trace its beginnings back to 1745 when it was founded by three Scotsmen, Francis Newton, his brother Thomas and Thomas Murdoch. An Irishman, William Cossart, joined the firm in 1808 and by the late nineteenth century the company was active in all areas of the wine trade including Port, Sherry, Marsala and Malaga. The company continued in the vein until the start of World War Two when the firm began to specialise only in Madeira. In 1953 Cossart Gordon became a member of the Madeira Wine Assocation, which would eventually become the Madeira Wine Company. In 1989 the Symington Family (world-famous owners of Dows, Grahams, Warres Port et al.) took a majority stake in the Madeira Wine Company which also owns Blandys, Leacocks and Miles Madeira.
Cossart Gordon 2005 Bual Colheita Madeira is made from grapes harvested in a single year. A colheita Madeira is therefore a type of dated Madeira, like vintage Madeira. It has to be aged for a minimum of 5 years in barrels before it can be called a Colheita Madeira (for Colheita Port it is a minimum of 7 years). There is no maximum age limit for Colheita Madeira but after 19 years ageing it can then legally be called Vintage Madeira. This barrel ageing gives the Colheita Madeira some of the character and complexity of a young vintage Madeira. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter. It makes an ideal wedding or anniversary present.
Traditionally Madeira varies in style and sweetness depending on the grape variety that the Madeira is made from. Sercial produces the driest style, the rarer Tarrantez and Verdelho produce a Medium Dry style, Bual (sometimes call Boal) produces a Medium Rich style and Malvasia (also known as Malmsey) produces the richest and sweetest styles.
Cossart Gordon 2005 Bual Colheita Madeira and is a medium rich style of Madeira.