Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal in the Setubal Península in the south of Lisbon, which was recognized as a D.O.C. in 1907. The vineyards are planted mainly in limestone soil. The type of climate is Mediterranean. As elsewhere, the microclimate has great influence. Here, it often creates nightly humidity and dew point coming from the Tagus River during the late ripening stage of the grapes. This humidity plays an important role, in terms of moisture content, since it seldom rains during the summer. JMF’s Moscatel de Setúbal is considered by all international wine writers as a very exclusive wine, always ranked amongst the best dessert wines in the world.
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