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Fortifieds - Barrel Selection Fortified NV


Our Coates ‘The VP’ range are standout Vintage Port style wines made for long ageing in bottle for those of patience and willpower. For those looking for more immediate gratification, a Vintage character blend has been created using ‘The VP’ base wines from 2006, 2007 and 2008 matured in seasoned oak. Longer barrel ageing has produced a softer, mellower style that can be consumed now with beautifully integrated brandy spirit and a hint of savoury wood to accompany the gorgeous blackberry and liquorice flavours.

Production – 150 cases made.

Alcohol – 19.5%

Flavour, tannin and sugar ripe grapes were picked at 13.5-14 Baume to retain vibrancy and acidity. A three-hour ‘Corte’ of foot treading was performed to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. Natural yeast fermentation progressed over 78 hours before pressing then fortification with a blend of white Brandy spirits selected to add character and compliment the base wine. Maturation for between 66 and 28 month in seasoned French oak with a single racking and regular topping. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in September 2011.


James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
90 points