Way back in 2013 we had a young guy call Alvaro Roseira from the Douro valley in Portugal helping us for the vintage. Alvaro was one of those remarkable characters who was always enthusiastic about life on all levels. As I was about to chuck away the experimental skin ferment Chenin blanc that I wasn’t so happy with. He stopped me and said lets fortify it and make a white port. I knew nothing really of this style of port but hey our cellar used to produce it back in the 40’s. So why not now. We fortified it and matured it and then much later bottled this one barrel of Magic!

Appellation Bot River Bottles produced 965 x 375ml
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc Vineyard age 43 yrs
Yield 4 tons/ha Balling at harvest 23°Balling
ALC 16.45% TA 3.7g/L
RS 30g/L pH 3.96

Ratings and Reviews | Not rated or reviewed

Food pairing | A few different ways. As an aperitif mixed with tonic and a peel of lemon or orange. Neat on its own slightly chilled. Or have it with some lovely cheeses at the end of a meal. Especially Queso de Serra if you can find one in Portugal.

Packaging | 375ml

Additional information

Wine Maker

Sebastian Beaumont

Vintage Conditions

Wet weather just before we harvested the Chenin caused some botrytis to develop.


Chenin fermented whole bunch to start then taken off after 8 days . Fortified and then taken to barrel for 3 yrs maturation.


3yrs in oak

Ageing Potential

10-15 years.