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Mouchao 'Sobremesa' Tonel Aged 2013

Mouchao 'Sobremesa' Tonel Aged 2013

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Aromas of deep black fruits, dark sweetness, dry fruits, combined with the freshness of mint and eucalyptus. On the palate it results quite complex, full, rich, intense, spicy, with warm notes of cocoa, tobacco and black fruits compotes.

Country: Portugal Region: Alentejo Grape: Alicante Bouschet 

ABV: 20% Bottle Size: 75cl Sustainable Farming

Additional Information: Responsible husbandry and care in the vineyard is critical to achieving the best Mouchao fruit and sustaining the healthy bee population. Produced exclusively from the blackest of red grapes, the Alicante Bouschet is sourced from the Carrapetos vineyard - 25 years old at harvest - on well drained alluvial loams.

This fortified wine has been produced at Mouchao since the winery was built in 1901.

The best Alicante Bouschet fruit is hand harvested and foot-trodden in traditional open troughs (lagares). Crushed grapes are gently macerated prior to and throughout the fermentation process. when the desired alcohol content is reached and once the aromatic and extractive objectives have been achieved, clean spirit is added to arrest the fermentation, thereby maintaining a certain level of sweetness whilst boosting the alcohol content to around 20% Vol. This fortified dessert wine is matured for a total of five years in old 2.200 litre tonels (already sweetened from decades of use).

Perfect alongside local sheep's cheese, almond or pecan tart, chocolate mousse or dark bitter chocolate. Delicious with red fruits.

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