Classy Douro Reserve, aged for 18 months between barrel and bottle prior to release.
A blend of native Port grapes Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, plus Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo), Quinta Seara d'Ordens Reserva is aged for ten months in French oak barriques before hitting the bottle for a further 8 months prior to release. The result is a smooth and rounded red, rich in dark fruit flavours and layers of savoury and spicy notes. Firm tannins and well-disguised acidity will support further development with age, peaking at 4-5 years from vintage.
Decant for an hour or two and treat to those lovely big glasses you keep for special occasions!
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.