The classic Favaios is the youngest moscatel marketed by the Adega de Favaios, but it is also the one that has been produced for longest, almost since the company was founded.
It is made in the traditional way, under intense maceration with the skins to extract as much as possible from the characteristic aromatic components of this grape variety. This contact with the skins lasts for 3 or 4 days until fermentation has to be stopped with the addition of wine spirit. This mixture of partly fermented must and spirit is then aged for three years, during which time it gains harmony and complexity until the blend is produced that will be enjoyed by consumers.
It is clear and bright in appearance, with an attractive golden colour. Favaios is noted for the typical aromas of the moscatel grape, which is very rich and aromatic. The aromas of the grape can be tasted, especially the floral notes, citrus fruits like orange, tangerine and lime, along with honey and caramel. In the mout it is quite sweet and velvety, recalling honey and fruit jams.
Store and serve advices
The bottles should be stored upright, because they have been closed with Bar Top stoppers, in a dry, cool place, avoiding excessive direct sunlight. This wine does not need aging in t he bottle so it is ready to drink right after bottling.
Once opened the wine retains its quality for about 1 month.
Served on its own and chilled it is excellent with sweet desserts. A more refreshing option, as an aperitif, is to serve it with ice and lemon. For people who prefer drinks that are less sweet, try Favaios and tonic.
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