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.