BELLE DE BOSKOOP 2018
Brännland Iscider Belle de Boskoop is the finest, sweetest must from the exceptional 2018 vintage aged for 36 months in 225 litre barrels from Franz Stockinger. The prolonged ageing has given the ice cider a depth and weight that is second to no other dessert wine. All the characteristics we associate with barrel aged ice cider are augmented, oxidative, avec-like notes of dark sugar and caramel dominate.
APPEARANCE: Deep amber with notes of deep red.
NOSE: Round dark sugar, rum and calvados notes, rancio.
PALATE: Heavy Caribbean caramel-sweetness balanced by a clear, singing apple acidity.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 23.3 grams/litre
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 240 grams/litre
VINTAGE: 650 bottles 187 ml – bottles/case 6
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-12 degrees centigrade
STORAGE: Very good ageing potential.
PAIRING Meditational wine. Buy a bottle. Keep it for a long time. Enjoy on a special occasion.