DSF Moscatel de Setúbal Cognac

MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL COGNAC 1999

DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO PRIVATE COLLECTION
D.O.C. MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL

Domingos Soares Franco is the youngest brother in the sixth generation of the family that has run José Maria da Fonseca since its foundation in 1834. As both Vice- President and senior winemaker of the company, Domingos has become a prominent figure in the field of Portuguese winegrowing.

In 1998, Domingos Soares Franco at José Maria da Fonseca decided to run several trials over a five-year period. He halted fermentation with 4 types of brandies: one neutral, one that came from Cognac region, one from the Armagnac region and a fourth that was 50% Cognac and 50% Armagnac. After 13 years Domingos Soares Franco decided to share the limited edition of Setubal Moscatel with Cognac.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

CLAY-LIME

PRODUCTION

2,900

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2011

JUNE

GRAPE VARIETIES

100

MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL

ANALYSES

17.9

ALCOHOL

4.65

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.39

pH

183

RESIDUAL SUGAR

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

-/-

INDETERMINABLE

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Bright amber

AROMA

Citrus, fresh pear and cistus

PALATE

Spices, very soft and fresh

FINISH

Very long

VINIFICATION

Fermentation halted by adding brandy. In this case the brandy came from the Cognac region. There was skin contact of 3 months.

AGING

In used oak. No aging in bottle is necessary due to its barrel maturation.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

As an aperitif serve at 10ºC or as a dessert wine serve at 16ºC.


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