♦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.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Citrus, fresh pear and cistus
Spices, very soft and fresh
♦ 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.