Dessert Wines – Portugal
Moscatel Reserva 2004, Quinta do Portal, Douro (18.0% abv)
Quinta do Portal is a family owned winery that has been producing mainly Port for over a hundred years. The wine is made from 100% Moscatel Galego Branco grapes and these are hand-picked. The wine stays in oak barrels for 7 years. Winemaker Paulo Coutinho says: ”With a beautiful pale amber colour, aromas of pear and green apples in a perfect balance with some caramel and honey hints. Some almond notes enrich the aroma due to the ageing in wood. The balance between the sugar and the acidity is excellent, leading us to fresh and citric sensations on one side and the complexity of wines that have aged in barrel on the other. The final is persistent, fresh and complex”.