McWilliam's Fortified

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$7.99 per Bottle
$47.94 per pack

Overview

The Flor component is made using traditional Spanish methods. The wine is stored in old oak barrels (between five and 40 years old) and inoculated with this film-forming yeast for a period of 18 months. The by-products created by this process are what contribute to the wine's distinctive and characteristic nutty rancio aroma and freshness.

The sweet sherry component is made by fermenting the free-run juice and a small percentage of the pressings. The fortification process takes place gradually during fermentation, with the addition of no more than two per cent of the high quality neutral spirit at any one time. This allows the winemakers to arrest fermentation at precisely the desired level of sweetness. This gradual fortification also allows for better alcohol integration, resulting in seamless flavours and aromas. The wine is then clarified, filtered and matured in small, old oak barrels for 18 months. The two components are then blended in varying proportions, and the final wine cold stabilised and filtered prior to blending.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Rich amber.

Aroma

Fresh raisin fruit and aged rancio characters.

Palate

Rich, lingering fruit flavours, complex rancio characters and a sweet toffee-like finish.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
19%

Winery Profile

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McWILLIAM’S FAMILYThe McWilliam’s family name stands for a long history of excellence in winemaking, a tradition which stretches back to the earliest days of the Australian wine industry. Since 1877, when founder Samuel McWilliam first planted vines on the banks of the Murray River in New South Wales, the McWilliam family have produced six consecutive generations of winemakers.The wines made by McWilliam’s are more than just benchmark expressions of Australian winemaking. They are wines that draw on more than 140 years of experience, wines that tell a story of a family’s passion for winemaking.

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