Leacock’s 10 year old Tinta Negra medium dry was aged in American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual ‘estufagem’ the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Clear, topaz colour with golden reflections and a characteristic bouquet of Madeira, with dried fruits, wood and spices. Complex, intense and medium dry. Fresh fruit in harmony with the acidity and a long aftertaste.