♦ ALAMBRE MOSCATEL SETÚBAL 2012 ♦
D.O.C. MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
This special Moscatel de Setúbal was handled with extreme care
during its production; the best batches were selected, resulting in a wine with deeper color, with high complexity and volume in the
mouth, keeping the elegance and softness that are the essence of
Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal in the Setubal Península to the south of Lisbon, which was recognized 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, there is often night-time humidity and dew form 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.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
CLAY-LIME AND SANDY
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Light golden with reddish background.
Crystallized orange peel, apricot, some honey.
Lots of fruit, full but at the same time soft.
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation stops when brandy is added; it has a skin contact of 3 months.
♦ AGING ♦
In used oak. No ageing in bottle is necessary due to its natural occurred oxidation.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
As an aperitif serve at a temperature of 10ºC; as a dessert wine serve at 16ºC.