Moscatel is a traditional style from some of the higher elevation Douro vineyards. This fortified wine keeps all the grapey freshness of the Moscatel while bringing out toffee and smooth vanilla sweetness, the spirit showing through with spice. It is a great apéritif wine, served lightly chilled.
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