DSF Private Collection Moscatel Roxo

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.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

-/-

LIME AND CLAY

PRODUCTION

9.000

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2016

DECEMBER

GRAPE VARIETIES

100

MOSCATEL ROXO

ANALYSES

18

ALCOHOL

6.15

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.03

pH

170

RESIDUAL SUGAR

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

-/-

INDETERMINABLE

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Golden with a reddish background and slightly greenish tint.

AROMA

Fruity - honey, sweet melon, apricot, tangerine, some nuts.

PALATE

Very fruity, full, round, good acidity, slightly present but very soft tannins.

FINISH

Very Long.

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.


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