Alambre Muscat 2010
This special Moscatel de Setúbal was handled with extreme care during its production; the best lots were selected, being the result a wine with a deeper colour, with high complexity and volume in the mouth, keeping its elegance and softness which are the essence of this product. Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal in the Setubal Península in the south of Lisbon, which was recognised as a D.O.C. in 1907. The vineyards are planted mainly in limestone and sandy soil. The type of climate is Mediterranean. As elsewhere, the microclimate has great influence. Here, it often creates nightly humidity and dew point coming from the Tagus River Basin during the late ripening stage of the grapes. This humidity plays an important role, in terms of moisture content, since it seldom rains during the summer. VINIFICATION Fermentation stops when brandy is added; it has a skin contact of 5 months. AGEING In used oak. No ageing in bottle is necessary due to its oxidative stage.
Moscatel de Setúbal, Arinto, Malvasia, Boais
Colour Gold. Aroma of Orange, apricot, caramel. Palate Very fruity, good fruit acidity. Finish Very long
Store and Serve Advices:
As an aperitif serve at a temperature of 10ºC; as a dessert wine serve at 16ºC.
Good as an aperitif or with a dessert.
Reviews and Awards:
. 91 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 16 points in Wine Magazine Portugal;
. Silver Outstanding medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013.