In a nutshell:
A full, round and aromatic dry Madeira with a light golden colour.
After pressing the fermentation is halted by fortification at the right point to achieve the desired degree of sweetness or dryness. It then undergoes 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 five years in oak before bottling to mature and develop character. With a dusty golden colour it's packed with aromas of raisins, subtle spices and a hint of dried crystallized fruits. Pleasingly soft on the tongue it signs off with a long, fresh mineral finish.
When to drink:
Chill it a little before serving and it'll be a super aperitif to accompany salted nuts and olives. Also good with consommés and pâtés.