Various quality vineyards including Sa?o Jorge at altitudes between 150-200m.
Blandy's 10 year old Rich 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.
Blandy’s 10 Year Old Malmsey was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. During this totally natural ageing, the wine underwent regular racking before finally being bottled.
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.6 Residual Sugar: 119.6 g/l Total Acidity: 6.68 g/l tartaric acid
SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 10 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.
Bronze Medal, IWC 2003 & 2004 Silver Medal, IWC 2002 Bronze Medal, IWSC 2002, 2003 & 2004
"Quite dark... Tangy acidity and quite sweet, with chocolate and raisin notes. Very long finish and lots of grip. Stands on its own after dinner". Lyn Farmer - The Wine News, March 2001
Clear, dark golden brown with green tinges at the rim. Complex and intense nose revealing a bouquet of wood, dried fruits, toffee and spices. Sweet, fresh and smooth with length, full bodied with lingering, smoky characteristics and extremely well balanced acidity. Serve lightly chilled in Summer.