2013 Sobremesa Tonel, Mouchao Licoroso, Alentejo

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The Sobremesa Tonel, Mouchao Licoroso has aromas of deep black fruits, dark sweetness, dry fruits, combined with the freshness of mint and eucalyptus. On the palate it is complex, being  full and rich with intense, spicy notes to the warm cocoa, tobacco and black fruits.  Decadent, different and one to enjoy post dinner in good company.

This fortified wine has been produced at Mouchao since the winery was built in 1901.  The best Alicante Bouschet fruit is hand harvested and foot-trodden in traditional open Lagares. The crushed grapes are gently macerated prior to and throughout the fermentation process.  When the desired alcohol content is reached and once the aromatic and extractive objectives have been achieved, neutral spirit is added to halt the fermentation, thereby maintaining a certain level of sweetness whilst boosting the alcohol content to around 20% Vol. This fortified dessert wine is matured for a total of five years in an old 2.200 litre tonels.




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