Cold Hand Malus X – Masculine
From the producer –
“Masculine was first produced as a masculine complement to our Feminam dessert wine. And in common with Feminam, it’s produced from freshly-pressed apple pulp, concentrated via a cryoconcentration process and carefully blended with Eau de Vie. The blend is then matured in small new 110 litre oak barrels for 8 months.
Masculine ended up with an alcohol content of 40% this year – not one percent more than is needed to provide the perfect complement to the acid and sugar from the apples.
The taste is dominated by a deep, caramel apple flavour before being rounded off by warm tones of cognac.
Enjoy as an ‘avec’ wine, with a dessert – or try Masculine as an accompaniment to mature cheese.”