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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