Producer Notes 2005
Type: Liquorous sparkling wine
Grape varieties: Moscatel Roxo
Aroma: Floral essences, apricot, hazelnuts, honey, crystallized orange peel and caramel.
Palate: Very fruity, crispy, an exceptional balance, an out-of-normal sugar / acid ratio, soft, complex and with some greasiness.
End of Test: Very long
Based on a generous Moscatel Roxo de Setúbal 2005 wine with 18% volume of alcohol and a residual sugar of 244 g / l, an arduous work of oenology began.
The wine was de-alcoholized to 5% vol. through the Australian machine "Spinning Cone" (a low temperature and vacuum distillation). Subsequently, a second fermentation was carried out in a closed vat. This resulted in a wine with 8.5% alcohol, 185 g / l residual sugar, an acidity of 4 g / l and a CO2 content of 3 atmospheres.
Due to the high viscosity of the wine, the release of bubbles is not visible. However, they are noticeable on the palate, giving the crunchy, so normal in sparkling wines. The viscosity is such that a sparkling stopper is not required and is easily withdrawn with a standard corkscrew.
The base wine (Moscatel Roxo 2005) had a normal aging of a generous in used wood. After the second fermentation and bottling it did not undergo any aging.
How to serve
It should be consumed as an aperitif at a temperature of 8°C.
Storage in private basement
Bottle lying at an ambient temperature of 12ºC and humidity of 60%.