ALAMBRE 20 YEARS
D.O.C. MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal on the Setúbal Peninsula,
a region south of Lisbon which was recognised as a D.O.C. in 1907.
Some years ago, Jose Maria da Fonseca decided to brand its Moscatel as
Alambre. Alambre was the name of the estate where José Maria da Fonseca first
planted vines of the Moscatel grape variety, and also refers to the wine’s amber color.
Alambre is a prestigious brand both in Portugal and abroad.
The Setúbal Península has unique conditions to produce fortified wines from the Moscatel grape. The climate is influenced by the Tagus and Sado Rivers and the Serra da Arrábida hill range. It has Mediterranean characteristics with hot, dry days and humid nights at the end of summer. Winters are cold but not too rainy. This wine is a blend of 19 vintages, where the youngest wine is at least 20 years old and, the oldest is near 80 years old, resulting in a fresh, complex and rich wine, the pride of José Maria da Fonseca.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Glacé orange, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and rosemary
Fruity and soft
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
After the grapes are delivered to the winery, the alcohol is analyzed in order for the brandy to be added at the ideal moment.
♦ AGING ♦
In used oak. No bottle aging is required due to its barrel maturation.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
At a temperature of 16ºC with desserts.