♦ ALAMBRE 40 YEARS ♦
D.O.C. MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal on the Setúbal
Peninsula,a region south of Lisbon which was recognised as a D.O.C. in 1907.
Some years ago, Jose Maria da Fonseca decided to brand its Moscatel as
Alambre was the name of the estate where José Maria da Fonseca first planted vines of the Moscatel grape variety, and also refers to the wine’s amber color.
The Setúbal Península has unique conditions to produce fortified wines from the Moscatel grape. The climate is influenced by the Tagus and Sado Rivers and the Serra da Arrábida hill range. It has Mediterranean characteristics with hot, dry days and humid nights at the end of summer. Winters are cold but not too rainy.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Very dark amber with reddish tones
Dried fruits, caramel, figs and cloves
Cinnamon. Fruity and soft
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
After the grapes are delivered to the winery, the alcohol is analyzed in order for the brandy to be added at the ideal moment.
♦ AGING ♦
Used oak barrels. The age of the 40 years blend varies between 40 tand 50 years.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
At a temperature of 16ºC with desserts.