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Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setubal Half Bottle

Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setubal Half Bottle

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Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal: A Luscious Treasure from Portugal

Introduction

From the sunny Setúbal Peninsula in Portugal comes a fortified wine unlike any other: Moscatel de Setúbal. Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal Half Bottle offers a delightful introduction to this unique style, showcasing its complexity, intensity, and luscious sweetness.  Let's dive into its flavours and discover the perfect food pairings to elevate your enjoyment.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Deep amber with golden highlights, hinting at its richness and age.
  • Nose: A burst of aromas fills the senses – candied orange peel, honey, dried apricots, roasted nuts, and a touch of spice.
  • Palate: Intense sweetness greets the palate, balanced by a refreshing acidity that prevents it from becoming cloying. Layered flavours of dried fruits, orange marmalade, caramel, and subtle hints of baking spice linger long on the finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal's bold flavours and sweetness call for equally rich and delicious pairings:

  • Cheeseboard: Pair with salty, hard cheeses like an aged cheddar or nutty Manchego for a heavenly sweet and savoury combination. Its acidity cuts beautifully through the creaminess of a ripe Brie or Camembert.
  • Dark Chocolate: Indulge alongside a decadent dark chocolate dessert. The wine's sweetness enhances the chocolate's cocoa notes while its acidity provides a refreshing counterpoint.
  • Fruit-Based Desserts: Complement it with a pear and almond tart, a classic apple crumble, or a spiced fruit compote.
  • Rich & Creamy: Drizzle over vanilla ice cream for a simple yet elegant treat, or pair it with a velvety crème brûlée.

About Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal

Moscatel de Setúbal is made from the Muscat of Alexandria grape, renowned for its floral and citrus aromas.  The wine's unique production involves fortifying the fermenting grape must with brandy and extended ageing in old oak barrels, resulting in its amber colour and complex flavours.

Conclusion

Alambre Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal is a true delight for the senses and a superb example of Portugal's rich winemaking heritage. Whether enjoyed on its own as a digestif or paired with carefully chosen foods, this wine promises a luxurious and unforgettable tasting experience.

 

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