Some years ago, Jose Maria da Fonseca decided to brand its Moscatel as Alambre. Alambre was the name of the estate where José Maria da Fonseca first planted vines of the Moscatel grape variety, and also refers to the wine’s amber color. Dedicated to producing wine in a sustainable fashion, Jose Maria da Fonseca is on the cutting edge of wine production.
Under the guidance of Domingos Soares Franco - the first Portuguese winemaker to graduate from the recognized University of Davis in California - a team of hand-picked winemakers are responsible for undertaking a wide range of research, studies, experiments, and innovation that make José Maria da Fonseca a pioneer in much of what is done in terms of enology in Portugal and in the world. This is a job that starts in the vineyard, covers the entire production process, and ends in the bottled wine.
Aging: Spends 3 months with skin contact, ages oxidatively in used oak until bottling
Tasting Notes: 100% Moscatel. Light amber in color the aromas of Citrus, orange peel, and apricot easily waft out of the glass. The palate showcases confit orange peel, cinnamon, hints of dried fruit including hazelnut, and a long lingering finish.
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