Part oak-fermented and oak-aged Douro white, this is fine white territory.
Quinta Seara d'Ordens Reserva White is a typical Douro medley of native grapes Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Fernão Pires, Viosinho. Don't let that confuse you or put you off; this is a fruit-rich, minerally, full-flavoured white, helped along by a judicious use of oak in both fermenting and subsequently resting the wine in its first six months (only around half the wine is oaked, the remaining unoaked portion restored in the final blend).
Don't be shy in decanting this even though it's a white - just cover before putting back in the fridge if enjoying over a couple of hours.
The Leite family settled in Poiares Seara, in Portugal's now renowned Douro wine and Port region, in the late 18th century, immediately planting vineyards, olive groves and almond trees, some of which survive to this day. Quinta Seara d'Ordens was derived from the military commander son, who based himself at the estate (quinta) and gave orders (ordens) to the soldiers under his command.
Over two hundred years later the estate remains in the Leite family, with João Leite Moreira the latest custodian overseeing production of high quality DOC Douro wines and continuing a long tradition of producing outstanding Ports.