Primitivo Quiles Moscatel NV (375ml)
Primitivo Quiles is the oldest bodega in the Alicante region, with the family producing wine since 1780. Alicante is the driest Spanish wine region, with 300mm or so rainfall per year. Despite the warm weather and low rainfall the wines retain good freshness and finesse due to the elevation and cool nights from the continental climate. Moscatel Romano (known elsewhere as Muscat of Alexandria, Lexia and Zibbibo) played an important part in the history of Alicante, as the coastline served as a prominent trade route where these durable (fortified) wines would more comfortably survive the journey.
This wine is produced in the "Mistella" method where pressed juice is fortified with neutral brandy spirit leaving 200g/l of residual sugar, making it ideal as an aperitif on ice, or served with cheese and fruit. The aroma is fragrant and floral with orange, straw, billy tea, and raisin, with a good balance of acidity and sweetness.