Bacalhoa produces this Bacalhoa Moscatel de Setubal , a sweet wine from the region of Setubal made of moscato giallo grapes. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this sweet according to Drinks&Co users.
“TASTING NOTES: View: This unique wine has hues of scarlet, blood orange, and ruby to make up its brilliant colour. Nose: This wine has traditional Muscat scents of oranges and other citrus fruits, as well as black tea. Mouth: On the palate, this proves to be a full-bodied wine. It's sweeter than most wines, due, in part, to its dominant citrus flavours. However, bitter notes help to balance the wine. Some drinkers may also notice a lemony sour note here and there, adding another dimension to the wine. APPELLATION: Setubal VINEYARD:This wine is made by Bacolhoa Wines, which resides in the Setubal district of Portugal. The winery first opened in 1922 but had the name João Pires & Sons. Now, the winery owns over 100 hectares of vineyards and makes over 20 million liters of wine each year. GRAPES: Muscat.AGEING: This wine goes through a very short fermentation time. It is aged in used oak casks. However, this wine does not have much wood flavour to it. This wine does not need to be bottle-aged.PREPARATION: Once the Muscat grapes are picked, they are fermented for a short time. Aguardiente is then added, which helps to sweeten the wine. The grapes are then macerated with the skins on. The grapes are finally aged in pre-used oak casks. PAIRING: This wine is best used when served with fruity or chocolate-based desserts. RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12°CALCOHOL: 17.5%”
“TASTING NOTES: View: 2015 Bacalhoa Moscatel de Setubal is a deep-tawny-coloured wine. Nose: This wine has a developing bouquet. Notes of orange blossom, citrus, dried apricot, raisins and some jasmine are dominating, but some light oak is also present. Mouth: This is a fresh, minerally and fruity fortified wine, with a creamy body, refreshing acidity and a long and persistent finish. Concentrated flavours of oranges, fig, caramel and honey are what defines this wine, from the first sip. This wine has a solid ageing potential, and it is left to the consumer to decide whether he will drink it now or keep it bottled for another 3 years. APPELLATION: Setubal VINEYARD: Bacalhoa.GRAPES: 100% MoscatelAGEING: 2015 Bacalhoa Moscatel de Setubal is aged in used oak barrels for a couple of months before bottling takes place. PREPARATION: The fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks and lasts for only a couple of days, before the interruption with spirit is done. The wine is left in the tanks for a post-maceration process throughout the next winter. PAIRING: This is a great aperitif wine, but not only that. It pairs perfectly with desserts of all kinds, but especially the chocolate ones. RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12°CALCOHOL: 17.5%”
“- This Moscatel has a young and fruity style, color topaz, an intense aroma of muscat, orange blossom, citrus orange peel, candied fruit, tea and raisins; mouth is full-bodied, the aroma is intense and being highlighted conjunction with bitter sweet sensations, with a long, lingering finish”