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and finds a ready sale.  I have tried this plan for two years but have not yet got the same result.  I should have mentioned that Trimmer puts in 1/15 of Gonais into his verdelho.  In 1859 I tried this plan, but without any admixture of gonais, as my omis of gonais was not in [indecipherable] I did not perhaps rack off the wine from the fermenting casks so soon as Kercht recommends as I had not got his book to consult.  [flavour?] altho' not getting the the same result as Trimmer I succeeded very well by fining the wine in about 10 months and it has turned out very good. it has more of a Madeira character than my neighbours, but it takes a twelve month longer before I can sell it.  I have been getting [indecipherable] a dozen for it bottled being 18 months old - In 1860.I mixed the due proportion of Gonais, was very particular in excluding the atmospheric air, and racked off the verdelho as I thought according to Kerchts recommendation, but the result [indecipherable] as yet that of 1859 instead of being fine & clear like Trimmers  

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