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Muscat Wine
Secret Spot
King Moscatel do Douro Very Old, 50cl
Douro

949,49
approx. £819.29

 19.6%

 2023-2043

 Serve at 14º-16º

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20/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

Revista de Vinhos, tasting note published in March 13th 2023

Mahogany, greenish reflections. Notes of tobacco and leather, plenty of smoke, spice, caramel, coffee, and a hint of vinegar. Dense, it flows along the glass walls. Rustic, salty, with astonishing acidity that balances its sweetness. It projects into an endless finish, unfolding in multiple layers. Textured, it is an anthem to aged Muscat wines.

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The first Douro Moscatel to receive this age designation. The wine is the result of various batches of Muscat grapes, all from our Quinta da Faísca, aged in used wooden casks. The youngest of these was 73 years old.

Limited and numbered edition of 120 bottles of 500ml.

The soil is schistous, with a clayey-frank structure and granite outcrops.
Vine Age: Absence of records allowing for precise determination.

Vinification: Manual harvesting. Fermentation of grapes in lagar with foot treading. Dehydration of skins, subsequently macerated in grape spirit. Post-fermentative maceration of the masses with grape spirit. Pressing and subsequent aging in old wooden casks.

Aging: The various wines aged in vine-laden wooden casks of various volumes until the lot was formed, for a minimum of 73 years. After its formation, 22 years passed before bottling.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107258

Secret Spot Wines

Secret spot Wines is born from a dream come true in a two-way project and has only one objective: to produce the best wine, true to its origins. The first step was to find an accessible wine cellar, with a mild climate (high altitude), spacious and well-sized, that allowed to reconcile the traditional Douro wine practices with the contributions of modern oenology. The place was the Quinta da Faísca Winery, in the parish of Favaios. The construction dates back to 1946. In the cellar were 3 wineries and 1 lagaret in stone (on the top floor) as well as a vertical press. On the lower floor were 14 wooden barrels for Port and Moscatel stages. With the aim of creating a wine cellar that would allow small portions to be vinified using different styles of winemaking, a few changes were preceded. All the grape reception was moved to the outside of the winery, keeping the wineries and the vertical press. On the lower floor 7 wine barrels of different capacities were refurbished, 1 vertical press, 3 fermentation vats and 6 storage vats were installed. In the space occupied by the other old barrels, the oak barrels now stand. From sorting to pressing the grapes, no pump is used. The architectural element of this winery – two-story construction -, so characteristic of Douro wine cellars, allows the wine to be moved with the use of gravity.

Address

Quinta da Faísca – 5070-270 Favaios PORTUGAL