Moscatel de Setúbal Alambre

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 this product.

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.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

CLAY-LIME AND SANDY

PRODUCTION

440,000

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

-/-

-/-

GRAPE VARIETIES

100

MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL

ANALYSES

17.5

ALCOHOL

5.1

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.54

pH

134

RESIDUAL SUGAR

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

-/-

INDETERMINABLE

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Light golden with reddish background.

AROMA

Crystallized orange peel, apricot, some honey.

PALATE

Lots of fruit, full but at the same time soft.

FINISH

Very long.

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.


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