♦ MOSCATEL ROXO 1997 ♦
DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO PRIVATE COLLECTION
D.O.C. MOSCATEL ROXO
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.
He created an exquisite dessert wine produced from the Moscatel grape variety in its purple version: the Moscatel Roxo. This grape variety is extremely rare and was even in danger of becoming extinct; its unique purple color distinguishes it from the white Moscatel variety.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
LIME AND CLAY
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Golden with a reddish background and slightly greenish tint.
Fruity - honey, sweet melon, apricot, tangerine, some nuts.
Very fruity, full, round, good acidity, slightly present but very soft tannins.
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation stops by adding brandy. There was a skin contact time until February/March.
♦ AGEING ♦
In used oak. No ageing in bottle is necessary, because it does not improve after bottling.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
As an aperitif at a temperature of 10ºC or, at 16ºC as a dessert wine. This wine may through sediment.