Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal 2016

Xavier Santana (Setubal)

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The Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal 2016 (£5.26) of Xavier Santana: a sweet wine from Setubal vinified with moscatel de setubal from 2016 and presents an alcohol content of 17%. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this sweet according to Drinks&Co users.

Technical sheet · Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2016
Appellation:Setubal (Setubal Peninsula,Portugal)
Winery: Xavier Santana
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Moscatel de Setubal
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 17%

Description · Xavier Santana

Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal 2016 (Moscatel de Setubal)


  • View: Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal Muscat 2016 has a bright orange colour.
  • Nose: The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, vanilla extract, and honey.
  • Mouth: It is refreshing and well-balanced. For the mouthfeel, it leaves a smooth, sweet fruit aftertaste.


VINEYARD: The Xavier Santana vineyard is located in Península de Setúbal in the south of Portugal. In this territory, the climate is Mediterranean, with rainy winters and dry, hot summers. The area is mostly flat and sandy. However, there is also a mountain part. There, on the slopes, the soils are limestone and the Moscatel de Setúbal grapes grow. This vineyard is cool due to the place where it is situated and its nearness to the sea. The grapes are fortified and sweet.

GRAPES: Moscatel de Setúbal

AGEING: This white wine spends 18 months ageing in wooden vats.

PREPARATION: The wine was made using Moscatel de Setúbal, known internationally as Muscat of Alexandria grapes, it would be considered simply Setúbal if the blend consisted of less than 85 percent Muscat. The grapes pass through a light fermentation process with a brandy infusion.

PAIRING: Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal Muscat 2016 has a rich flavour that perfectly matches with desserts, specially made on the fruit base. In hot summertime, it perfectly accentuates the favour of light appetizers.



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Posted on at 09.13


Xavier Santana Moscatel de Setúbal 2016

Well balanced in the mouth with a smooth sweet aftertaste with some persistence.
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