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Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro

Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro

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Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro: A Liquid Oasis of Sunshine

For those seeking a truly exquisite dessert wine, look no further than the Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro. This Portuguese gem, hailing from the illustrious Douro Valley, boasts a remarkable 10-year ageing process that elevates the Moscatel Galego grape to its full potential.

A Feast for the Senses: Tasting Notes

The Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro immediately captivates the eye with its stunning golden yellow colour, hinting at the treasures within. On the nose, an explosion of aromas unfolds, a veritable symphony of ripe tropical fruits like mango and passionfruit, intertwined with delicate floral notes of orange blossom and honeysuckle. Hints of citrus peel add a touch of vibrancy, while subtle whispers of honey and caramel weave a layer of luxurious complexity.

The first sip is a revelation. The texture is luxuriously smooth and velvety, coating the palate with a decadent sweetness that is beautifully balanced by a refreshing acidity. The flavours that danced on the nose come alive on the tongue, with the tropical fruits taking centre stage. Notes of apricot and peach peek through, adding further depth, while the honey and caramel notes return, leaving a lingering warmth on the finish.

A Match Made in Heaven: Food Pairings

The Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro is a versatile dessert wine that shines when paired with a variety of sweet and savoury options. Here are some delectable suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Classic Pairings: For a timeless combination, savour this Moscatel alongside creamy blue cheeses. The sweetness of the wine cuts through the richness of the cheese, creating a harmonious balance. Similarly, soft cheeses like goat cheese or brie offer a delightful contrast.
  • Fruity Delights: Embrace the tropical character of the Moscatel by pairing it with fruit-based desserts. A tarte tatin, with its caramelised apples, is a match made in heaven. Alternatively, opt for a fruit salad drizzled with honey, or a decadent pineapple upside-down cake.
  • Chocolate Indulgence: Dark chocolate is a natural partner for this Moscatel. The wine's sweetness complements the bitterness of the chocolate, creating a truly decadent experience. Try a dark chocolate mousse, a rich chocolate brownie, or a selection of dark chocolate truffles.
  • A Twist on Tradition:  For something unexpected, try pairing the Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro with foie gras. The sweetness of the wine cuts through the fattiness of the foie gras, resulting in a surprisingly delightful combination.

Beyond the Bottle: The Art of Serving

To fully appreciate the complexities of this Moscatel, it's important to serve it at the right temperature. Ideally, chill the wine for around 30 minutes before serving, aiming for a temperature between 10-12°C (50-54°F). This allows the beautiful aromas and flavours to unfurl gracefully.

For the perfect serving vessel, choose a small-bowled, clear glass. This will concentrate the aromas and allow you to appreciate the wine's stunning colour.

A Touch of Luxury: The Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro Experience

The Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro is more than just a dessert wine; it's an experience. It's a chance to savour the craftsmanship of Portuguese winemakers and the brilliance of the Moscatel Galego grape. With its decadent flavours, captivating aromas, and versatility as a food pairing partner, this Moscatel is sure to become a treasured addition to your wine collection.

Why Buy From The General Wine Co.?

At The General Wine Co., we are passionate about bringing you the finest wines from around the world. We source our bottles directly from reputable vineyards and producers, ensuring you receive the highest quality product.

Order your bottle of Favaios 10 Years Moscatel do Douro today and embark on a journey of exquisite taste.


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