Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal

José Maria da Fonseca

APPELLATION

Setúbal Peninsula

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Moscatel de Setúbal

WINEMAKERS

Domingos Soares Franco

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.45
Alcohol
17.3%

BACKGROUND

What is it that fuels the Soares Franco family’s passion and commitment to producing outstanding wines at the J.M. da Fonseca winery? Perhaps it is their venerable, centuries-old history, their considerable breadth of experience across Portugal’s top viticultural regions, or their commitment to the people and land behind each bottle. For seven generations, J. M. da Fonseca wines have been enjoyed around the world. It is this dedication to quality production year after year that makes this family the leading ambassadors for fine Portuguese wines. Forward thinking and adventurous, Fonseca made history in 1850 when he bottled the first still Portuguese red wine from his Periquita vineyard. So impressed by the quality of Periquita and the portfolio of wines, the then King of Portugal bestowed royal order on "the winery facilities of Mr. Fonseca in recognition of their modernity, cleanliness and efficiency." Fortunately for the rest of the wine loving world, the family has taken this order very seriously and continues to execute all aspects of winemaking with absolute dedication, care and innovation.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Throughout the generations, J.M. da Fonseca has expanded into some of Portugal’s top viticultural regions, including Domini and Domini Plus from the Douro Valley in the north and José de Sousa and Ripanço, in the southern Alentejo region.

The largest vineyard holdings are in Setúbal, home to the Periquita range of wines. The Villa Nogueira de Azetão estate, where the vineyards are planted, lie a short distance from Lisbon, across the Tagus River. Here, vineyards enjoy the benefits of a sun-drenched maritime climate and a varied soil composition that incorporates elements of sand, clay and lime.

WINEMAKING

Fermentation stops when brandy is added; it has a skin contact of 3 months.

AGING

The Moscatel is then aged in aged oak. No aging in bottle is necessary due to its oxidative stage.

TASTING NOTES

In color, it is topaz with red undertones. Orange peel, caramel and dry fruits on the nose. On the palate, very fruity, soft and elegant and with a very long aftertaste. Serve as an aperitif at a temperature of 10ºC; as a dessert wine serve at 16ºC.

WINEMAKER

Domingos Soares Franco

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José Maria da Fonseca Portfolio

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