Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal

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José Maria da Fonseca
Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal
Description
Dark gold in color with aromas of orange, dried apricot and caramel. Fruity with soft and refreshing sweetness, all balanced with great acidity and long finish.
CountryPortugal
RegionDouro Valley
Grape Varieties100% Moscatel de Setúbal
AppellationSetubal Peninsula DOC
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BackgroundAlambre Moscatel de Setúbal is a dessert wine produced in Portugal in the Setúbal Peninsula in the south of Lisbon, which was recognized as a D.O.C. in 1907. The vineyards are planted mainly in limestone soil. The type of climate is Mediterranean. As elsewhere, the microclimate has great influence. Here, it often creates nightly humidity and dew point coming from the Tagus River during the late ripening stage of the grapes. This humidity plays an important role, in terms of moisture content, since it seldom rains during the summer.
VinificationFermentation stops when brandy is added; it has a skin contact of 3 months; the Moscatel is then aged in aged oak. No aging in bottle is necessary due to its oxidative stage.
ColorTopaz with red undertones
NoseOrange peel, caramel and dry fruits.
PalateVery fruity, soft and elegant and with a very long aftertaste.
AnalysisAlcohol: 17.3 %pH: 3.45TA: 4.05 g/l
Serving SuggestionsAs an aperitif serve at a temperature of 10ºC; as a dessert wine serve at 16ºC