Plum, black fruit and mocha aromas with a hint of spice and dark chocolate. Ripe and full-flavoured on the palate with soft tannins and more plum and blackberry notes.
Leira Seca is a white wine blend made from Alvarinho and Trajadura grape varieties and these come from 10 hectares of vineyards planted in 15 parcels on the slope of Paderne near Melgaco, in the Alto Minho, the top Alvarinho growing region in Portugal. The vines are mostly over 20 years old, and are managed with a low input and on an environmentally friendly basis (minimal usage of insecticides, pesticides etc). The wine has a bright, clear citrus straw colour with greenish glints. The nose shows is fruity with aromas of lemon and lime citrus fruits. The palate is robust, yet elegant, with traces of tropical fruits, crisp freshness and a good, clean, lengthy finish.
Awards: Decanter 2016 Platinum Best in Category: White Northern Portugal over £15 - 95 points
Aromas of ripe berry and plum. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh raspberry and black fruits, supple tannins, and well-balanced acidity.
Fresh and fragrant bouquet of dried fruits and spice with luxurious warm orangey aromas. Medium dry and full- bodied. Concentrated and fresh with a balanced acidity. Long lingering aftertaste of exotic fruits with spicy overtones.
3 x 20cl bottles including 1 white port, 1 Tawny and 1 reserve port
Full structure and body, with intense red berry and spice aromas following through to the palate - layers of flavour include chocolate, tobacco and blackberries.This 2003 vintage is still relatively young for a vintage port; it can already be enjoyed, for example with blue cheese, but will happily mature in the bottle for at least another five years.
Grape: 70% Syrah, 30% Touriga Franca.
Lots of red and black fruits with a hint of violets and wild herbs. Good concentration yet fresh with mineral hints. Finishes with subtle overtones of light toasty, cedary oak.