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Brokenwood Wines

Fortified Sweet Wine

Fortified Sweet Wine

Excellent pale tawny colour with a desired green tint on the rim. Lifted nutty aroma with obvious alcohol lift. With exposure to air and maturing in small barrels a certain degree of caramelized honey occurs. Palate is rich, partly from the retained sugar and concentration of flavours with evaporation. The alcohol gives a clean lingering finish.

CRU $577.50   SVC $544.50

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Wine Specs
Acid
6.40 g/L
pH
3.40
Residual Sugar
192.2 g/L
Alcohol %
20
Wine Profile
Vinification
Clean fully ripe grapes are essential. A range of residual sugar allows blending options down the track. Unlike table wine the barrels are often stored in a reasonably warm place to allow evaporation and the development of the desired rancio character. Due to only white grapes being used the style resembles Madeira or Oloroso sherry.
Winemaker Comments
One of the joys of winemaking is the occasional foray into wine styles that are more and more overlooked. Once upon a time every Australian winemaker had to be well versed on fortified wines. Brokenwood’s first barrel of fortified wine, a Semillon was in 1986. Since then various wines have been made, with the major leap occurring in 2003 when a large parcel of Verdelho was left at Cowra to fully ripen before being trucked to Brokenwood for crushing and fortifying.
Food Pairing
Quite versatile. Serve chilled with pumpkin soup or even over ice cream or just an aperitif.
Drink
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.