Wines made with Moscatel Galego White variety are known to be very sugary and high alcohol most often. This alcoholic degree due to the fact that the grapes have a high sugar content, which during fermentation yields a higher alcohol content.
The Moscatel Galego Branco vine is to be found to a certain extent all over the Douro demarkated region.
Douro Moscatel (used also to give an aromatic lift to white Ports) is capable of making particularly interesting, complex sweet, fortified Moscatel wines. Moscatel from Douro must contain a minimum of 85% Moscatel, and at least 16.5% alcohol. These wines tend to have good, balancing acidity, floral, citrus aromas, and flavours of orange or tangerine peel, apricots and butterscotch, turning nuttier and more figgy and raisiny the longer they remain in wooden vat. Minimum time in wood is 18 months, but must stay a little longer, while some Moscatel from Douro is aged for 10 or 20 years, and occasional wines are bottled as ‘Colheita’, with a vintage named on the bottle.
Casa do Brasão has a good quality Moscatel wine with orange flavor and honey, and sweet in the mouth with good acidity, perfect to accompany desserts.
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Olive oil is naturally produced by extracting the juice of olives. Only this already makes it a product naturally produced without the inclusion of any additive in the production.
Apart from this particular factor common to any olive oil, there are the organic olive oils such as those produced in Acushla, which are different from the others because there are not used any chemical at any time during the growth of the trees and olives.
Acushla has olive oils extracted from a variety of native olive trees from Trás-os-Montes – Cobrançosa, Madural, Verdeal and Cordovil. It is considered a balanced olive oil, medium fruity with a slightly bitter and peppery finish. It presents a yellowish green colour.
From the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of Trás-os-Montes, Acushla is a high-quality extra virgin olive oil with a low acidity. Beyond the excellent texture and flavour, Acushla is recommendable from a nutritional point of view, and reveals in all its production stages a distinctive environmental concern. It is ideal to taste raw for dipping bread or drizzling over salads, as well as for finishing dishes and also as an healthy ingredient for cooking almost any dish.
In addition to premium quality of the extra virgin olive oil, Acushla stands out for the elegance and distinct design of its packaging. To be stunning and singular, to promote the perfect preservation of olive oil and to enhance the functional aspect are the three unconditionally variables took in account in the development of our packaging.
Being the light one of the main causes of olive oil oxidation, Acushla bets on a packaging that ensures light full block and allows the perfect preservation of all the sensory characteristics of Acushla. Everything to make their passion reach you with intensity and excellence.
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Douro is a World Heritage site for its specific characteristics such as the cultivation of terraced vineyards. The heritage of the region is vast, ranging from Roman remains cultivation of vines to beautiful farms from producers in the region. It also has a historical component, because it was the one of the first demarcated regions of the world. From that time, there are still the Pombaline landmarks that demarcate the area of the Douro wine region and the organism that controls the quality and production of Port wine, now called Institute of Douro and Port Wine.
For these reasons and more, it was planned a Port Wine Route and inaugurated on September 21, 1996. Based on qualitative pre-defined criteria, it were selected and registered 54 places, located in the Douro Region and neighbouring parishes, which are directly or indirectly related to the wine culture.
This way, the visitor can find from small winegrowers to great wine producers in the Douro Wine Region – Port Wine, DOC Douro, Muscat and sparkling – and can visit the vineyards and winery, taste and buy wine and participate in various wine-growing jobs.
This route is mainly divided into three groups:
- Baixo Corgo
- Cima Corgo
- Douro Superior
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