Blandy's Rainwater Madeira
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Notes From the Winemaker:
Blandy's Rainwater underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at between 24Â°C - 26Â°C C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 4 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Rainwater is a medium dry pale Madeira that is delicious taken chilled before meals but also goes well with dessert. Itâ€™s elegant and refined bouquet has made it a universal favorite.
Blandy's Rainwater was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45Â°C and 50Â°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.
Alcohol: 18% ABV pH: 3.35 Residual Sugar: 78 g/l Total Acidity: 6 g/l tartaric acid
Ratings & Reviews
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Supple and lush, with pear, apricot and baked apple flavors. Rich, buttery finish. Drink now through 2013. 200 cases imported." â€“KM (Web Only 2008)