Awarded Best Muscat of the World. Gold Medal awarded by Muscats du Monde the 20th annual Muscats du Monde wine competition that tooked place on July 22-23, 2020 in Frontignan-la-Peyrade (Maison Voltaire) in the Occitanie Region of France.
16 countries in competition and 6 on the Top 10 ranking of the best Muscats 2020. Portugal, Australia and Italy occupy the first places.
Gold Medals were awarded to dry wines, which were characterised by an elegant acid balance and by floral, muscat aromas.
The sweet wines of late harvest and by “mutage” obtain beautiful Gold Medals. Diversity of Sensorial Expression Each of the wines that distinguished themselves at Muscats du Monde® did so because of their own intrinsic quality, not in comparison with the other wines. This event is therefore a unique opportunity to bring together and discover a wide variety of Muscats wines in all their forms: dry, sweet, still, sparkling, with and with pink to dark red shades. According to the expert judges, this extraordinarily rich group of wines demonstrated a level of sensory complexity rarely encountered with other wines.
The two main types that are grown in Portugal are known locally as Moscatel Galego Branco DOC (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains) in Douro and “Moscatel de Setúbal” (Muscat of Alexandria).
Setúbal demarked region covers mostly Moscatel fortified wines caste-based (Muscat of Alexandria, as it is known) known as the most aromatic grape in the world, makes fortified wine with a very intense aroma of the orange blossom, mellow and full flavoured, which evolves with age for notes of nuts, raisins and coffee.
Occasional Moscatel wines are bottled as ‘Colheita’ labeling the year, with a vintage named on the bottle.
Regarding Moscatel, only a tiny proportion are sold with 10, 20 or more years of aging in wood.
Choosing this wine you will obtain a Setúbal Moscatel Roxo Rosé, awarded with a tasting note of 17-18/20 ou 93-95/100.
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