Moscatel de Setúbal


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A rich and honeyed fortified dessert wine made primarily with Muscat of Alexandria grapes grown on the Setúbal peninsula in Southern Portugal.

Primary Flavors

  • Mandarin Orange
  • Grape
  • Dried Apricot
  • Honey
  • Caramel

Taste Profile

Very-sweet

Full Body

None Tannins

Medium Acidity

Under 10% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Moscatel de Setúbal is amazing alongside Portuguese cheeses with a gooey middle such as Queijo de Ovelha. Or, pair it with any dessert you might drizzle caramel onto.

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