A deep, luscious, medium rich Madeira; tangy with crisp fruit, excellent with dessert and cheeses.
Blandy's Duke of Cumberland is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, milk chocolate or custard puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
VINEYARDS Various quality vineyards grown at between 200m and 400m on the north of the island near São Vicente. VINIFICATION Blandy's Duke of Cumberland underwent fermentation on the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C 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 Duke of Cumberland was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45°C and 50°C over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Blandy's Duke of Cumberland Medium Rich Madeira
- Producer: Blandy's
- Product Code: 627
- Availability: 26