Styles of port: Moscatel

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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One of over 30 different grape varieties used for making white port, Moscatel is occasionally used on its own to make a sweet fortified varietal white wine with the grape aroma characteristic of muscat. The village of Favaios on the north bank of the Douro makes a speciality of moscatel.

See also articles on individual port shippers cockburn, ferreira, fladgate partnership, quinta do noval, sandeman, and symingtons.