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Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal 2012

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Moscatel de Setúbal is Portugal's answer to the French Muscat de Beaumes de Venise - a fortified sweet wine made from the Muscat of Alexandria.

Produced  entirely from Moscatel de Setúbal coming mainly from vinyards located in the Serra da Arrábida region. This location, protected from the warm winds in the south provides for slow maturation resulting in grapes with good acidity and strong, fruitful aromas.

After a short fermentation, selected 'aguardente' (grape spirit) is added (to fortify the wine). The wine then macerates on the grape skins until the end of the winter (5-6 months). It is then aged for a minimum of 1 year in small French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

The length and nature of the ageing process of this wine produces a rich and complex flavour. Light topaz colour with intense aromas of orange tree flower, tea, honey and raisins. Balanced smooth, sweet yet fresh finish.

How to Serve

Serve chilled. Fantastic aperitif, excellent with sweetmeats, prunes, dark chocolate and vanilla ice cream or with coffee at the end of meal.

Accolades

"Moscatel de Setúbal is made by adding brandy and leaving it to mingle with the sweet Moscatel juice for a good number of months, the result is an amber coloured liquid that is full of caramelised nut lusciousness, candied orange, spiced pear, ginger and plump sultanas, yet the acidity is in check too. A great alternative sticky and a style that is all too often overlooked" The Wine Gang, March 2017

"Intense Moscatel aroma, orange flower, citrus, tea and raisins. In the mouth, the fruit is intense; it is a full-bodied wine, with sweet and sour sensations, and a long and persistent finish" Revista de Vinhos

Categories

Vins Doux Naturel

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Setúbal

ABV

17.5%

Closure

Screw cap

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

Yes