Trilogia, Moscatel de Setubal
- Grape variety
- Moscatel de Setúbal
- Drinking window
- traditional method for fortified wines; 5 months maceration
- in barrel
This collaboration with José Maria da Fonseca, was one of the last missing links in The Portugal Collection. We had been big fans of the Moscatel sweet wines produced by this family business established since 1849 for many years and when the opportunity to work together was finally offered, the deal was quickly concluded.
The family owns a cellar richly stocked with very old Moscatel barrels. These guarantee constant quality to the Alambre range, bottled with 10, 20, 30 and 40 year old Moscatel (where the youngest wine in the blend has at least the indicated maturing age). In addition, Domingos Soares Franco, the company's passionate winemaker and co-manager, regularly markets blends of these very old wines.
The most symbolic, Trilogia, is assembled on the basis of Moscatel from the harvest years 1900, 1934 and 1965.
The nose offers complex notes of dried fruits such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts as well as very flattering honey notes. The palate is rich and smooth with an extraordinarily long finish. The trilogy can be enjoyed with a good cigar, or if you prefer, serve it at 16ºC with a chocolate cake.