Here are some tips on what to taste during a wine tasting in Setúbal Peninsula:
Setúbal Peninsula wine region is famous for its muscat white wines. It is made from two types of Muscat, which is called Moscatel in Portuguese: Moscatel de Setubal and Moscatel Roxo.
Moscatel, in addition to the grape variety, is called fortified wine made from the same variety. When it is aged for several years in barrels, it is an elegant and refined wine, with the aroma of raisins, nuts, coffee, fragrant herbs, honey.
In smaller quantities, Moscatel Roxo is produced with a very subtle aroma and a complex taste of orange, raisins, figs, and hazelnuts.
The flagship of the region’s red wine is made from Castelão grape variety. The wines of Castelao are structured, with fruity aromas – cherry, blackberry and raspberry, currant, acorn, chestnut, candied plum, which blend well with the scene in oak barrels. As a rule, they have excellent aging potential.