MOSCATEL ROXO 2001
DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO PRIVATE COLLECTION
D.O.C. MOSCATEL ROXO
Domingos Soares Franco 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 risking extinction; its unique purple colour, aroma and palate makes the distinction from the white Moscatel variety.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Apricot, dried fruits and figs, and toasted almond
Toasted almond, fig raisin, long finish with coffee notes
♦ 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 ♦
Should be enjoyed at 10º as an aperitif or at 16º as a dessert wine.