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Herdade do Mouchao Tonel Aged Sobremesa Licoroso 2014

The estate fortified wine, a tradition since 1901.
Alicante Bouschet
  • $92.00

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Black Fruit, Preserved Fruit, and Herbal, Smokey, Sweet Spice, and Leather / Earthy

BODY: Full
DRYNESS:
Sweet
ACIDITY:
Medium
TANNIN:
Medium
ALCOHOL (%):
High (More than 14%)

Origin: Alentejo, Portugal

Grape Varietals:
Alicante Bouschet

Winemaking:

Fortification

Maturation: >24 Months Oak Barrels

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Best paired with local sheep’s cheese, almond or pecan tart, chocolate mousse or dark bitter chocolate. Also delicious with red berries.

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Kueh Lapis, Pulau Hitam

Description

Herdade do Mouchao Tonel Aged Sobremesa Licoroso 2014

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Alicante Bouschet, sourced from the Carapetos vineyard in Alentejo, Portugal. 25 years old at harvest grown on well-drained alluvial loams

Taste Profile: Complex dark fruit, spicey with nutty black chocolate. Its warm notes of cocoa, tobacco and black fruit are finely balanced with fresh tones of mint and eucalyptus

Winemaking Process: The best Alicante Bouschet fruit is hand-harvested and foot-trodden in traditional open troughs, known as 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, clean spirit – a form of purified brandy – is added to arrest the fermentation, thereby maintaining a certain level of sweetness whilst boosting the alcohol content to around 20% Vol. This fortified wine is matured for at least six years, in old 2,200L toneis sweetened from decades of use.