Lovely golden-chestnut colour with a fine golden rim. Nose: characteristic and classic Madeira bouquet of dried fruits, toffee and hints of oak and spices. Palate: sweet, very rich, smooth and full-bodied, balanced by a very fine acidity. A long aftertaste with notes of honey and spicy oak.Blandys Alvada is fined and does not require decanting. It is a fine accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening. Blandys Alvada underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 48 hours, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.Blandy's Alvada was aged for 5 years 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. The wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
A bright yellow wine with grey shades. The nose is powerful and complex with persistent aromas of honey, almond and pear. The palate is well balanced and full bodied with quince, and apricot notes and it has a long finish.Good to serve with Foie Gras, game or cheeses. Château Péchon is situated in the Sauternes region, one of the most prestigious Appellation of Bordeaux.
The Sauternes production area consists of 5 villages: Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes,
all located on the left bank of the Garonne river. The appellation is crossed by the Ciron river. the
composition of the Ciron, together with the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean and the river Garonne, create
a microclimate favorable to the development of the famous Botrytis or noble, to produce natural sweet
wines. Sauternes and Barsac host some very prestigious wines, recognized worldwide, such as Yquem or
Climens. Château Péchon is situated at the heart of an excecptional terroir, which favours the production
of a great wine.