In a nutshell:
With an elegant tawny, golden colour this is a full and soft Madeira. Refreshingly dry with just a hint of richness. (Half Bottle)
Made predominantly from Tinta Negra Mole grapes the fermenting juice is fortified before undergoing a maturation process unique to Madeira - the Estufa system. During a period of around 3 months the wine is gradually heated to over 40°C before being allowed to cool. After this it's aged for three years in oak before bottling. During this time it has developed a full and complex texture with hints of raisins, hazlenuts and caramel. Welcomingly soft and generous with a just touch of sweetness which rounds it out nicely.
When to drink:
Good as an aperitif served slightly chilled with a little ice. It matches well with cheese and also smoked fish.