Favaios Reserve Muscat 2004
Favaios Reserve is the kind of wine that is only made in years when the grapes are found to be of exceptional quality. The origins of Favaios are remote. It is believed that the etymology comes from Flavius, the name of the settlement that belonged to Terra de Panóias.
The preparation of this wine begins in the vineyard where we select the best Muscat grapes to be harvested in ideal date. Upon receipt grapes, fermentation begins, lasting for about three days with intense skin maceration and temperature controlled 15-16ºC. The wine brandy is then added interrupting the fermentation in order to obtain a wine with a high alcohol content and residual sugar. Maceration already in the presence of wine brandy stands for 5-6 days at low temperature. After pressing the wines begin a process of aging in oak vats for 4-5 years where integration with the brandy will be completing. After aging, the wines are chosen to the final blend in order to obtain a wine with a mean age of 4 years.
Golden colour and shiny appearance this Muscat presents a rich aroma, with abundant notes of orange and dried apricot as well as some floral scents like roses and lime. Very complex evolve later to aromas such as smoke and cocoa. In the flavour is mild and delicate with sweetness well balanced fresh and elegant.
Store and serve advices
It should be consumed fresh, between 10 and 12ºC.
Excellent companion to enjoy moments of pleasure. Since stored away from light, heat and extreme cold, this wine maintains its characteristics for a few years.
Reviews and Awards
- 88 points in Robert Parker
- Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
- Silver medal Mundus Vini 2014
- Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
- Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
- Commended International Wine Challenge 2012
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