French forestry last post from Jeremy Eubanks, Wanda Cole-Nicholson and Kathleen Thomas.
This week: Setúbal
What varieties and styles are utilized here? Name 2 producers
These are sweet, fortified wines made with Moscatel--most often muscat of alexandria, but sometimes moscatel roxo. Sweet aromatic and wood aged until bottling they take on a oxidized, rancio character the develops from a orange, raisiny, and floral notes to nutty toffee with age. They can be labeled Moscatel de Setubal if 85% or more of Moscatel is used. Blending grapes included non-aromatic grapes of the region.
Producers: Jose Maria de Fonseca & Adega de Pegoes