After a trial of different brandies to fortify the wine made from the Moscatel grapes in Setúbal, winemaker Domingos Soares Franco found that adding Armagnac resulted in a more supple, fresh and complex Moscatel de Setúbal. This is certainly complex and rich, but also with a distinct dry element, a great grapy character and a delicious poise. This is still fresh, and will continue to age in bottle. Imported by Commonwealth Wine & Spirits Inc.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.