Clementine 2015 (Madeira-style)
Madeira-style white port
Aromatics: Notes of stone fruit, jam, pecan and toasted hazelnut
On the palate: Pecan pralines, roasted nut, fig and apricot
2 years in neutral oak barrels, outside in the warmth of Texas summer and cellared for the winters
A cold, lengthy fermentation was finished by fortification to 19.5% alcohol.
The “Madeira style” process, allowed the natural sugars in the wine to slowly caramelize in the heat, bringing out intense nutty, dark and deeply tropical notes. ON THE NOSE: Stone fruit, jam, pecan and toasted hazelnut ON THE PALATE: Pecan, roasted nut, fig, apricot, lemon, and honey
One of the fun wines to make, this is a late harvest Viognier from Farmhouse Vineyards, Meadow, TX. We chose a 1 acre plot of Viognier just for this wine, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine until they are super concentrated - nearly 6 weeks later than if we were making the regular Viognier.
Food Pairing Notes
Think rich desserts such as cheese cake, lava cake or hard aged cheeses with dried fruits.
Enjoy now or age forever. This wine will age beautifully over time.