♦ MOSCATEL ROXO 20 YEARS ♦
D.O.C. MOSCATEL ROXO
Setúbal Roxo 20 Years Old is an exquisite dessert wine produced in Portugal on the
Setúbal Peninsula, a region south of Lisbon which was recognized as a D.O.C. in
1907. This grape variety is almost extinct, existing only in a small vineyard in
Azeitão. This is a purple grape variety, with an intense spicy aroma and a very
concentrated and fruity palate.
This wine is a blend of 4 vintages, where the youngest wine is 23 years old and, the oldest, 80 years old. Aging takes place in used oak, since the truly important result is oxidation and not the oak aroma.
♦ REGION ♦
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♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Amber with greenish tints
Caramel, orange and spices
Round, fruity and very soft
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation stops after brandy is added. Skin contact for 5 months.
♦ AGING ♦
In used oak to increase the process of oxidation. No bottle ageing is required due to its barrel maturation.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
At a temperature of 16ºC with desserts.