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Malmsey 2015

Malmsey 2015
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SKU: 644412000526

Becker Vineyards Madeira-style winemaking continues to be one of the most interesting wine projects. 

It begins with grape growers willing to allow some of the best Viognier grapes to hang on the vine, weeks past anticipated harvest dates. As the grapes raisin on vine, the sugars concentrate at 30%, creating a sticky, sweet mess. Fermentation occurs at low, cool temperatures until all that remains is 12% residual sugar at which point we fortify to 20% alcohol, which halts fermentation. The wine is then aged in neutral barrels, outside in the hot Texas sun. All of this results in wine filled with notes of carmelized sugars and maple. 

Aromatics: orange citrus and caramel

On the Palate: rich layers of caramelized sugarsviscous, nutty oxidation, caramel, bright mandarin orange and dried fig 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Farmhouse Vineyards
Harvest Date
October 2015
Sugar
30 Brix
Aging
Neutral oak under the Texas sun
Fermentation
SST
Bottling Date
June, 2018
Residual Sugar
Sweet 121 g/L
Alcohol %
19.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Farmhouse Vineyards
Food Pairing Notes
Dried fruits, cheesecake, almond biscotti
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