Portuguese muscat is one of the best in the world
13 July 12
The Moscatel do Douro harvest of 1980 produced by Adega de Favaios is the third best muscat in the world by the French competition “Muscats du Monde”.
The Douro Moscatel is the only Portuguese wine in the “Muscats du Monde” top 10 ang also got a gold medal. But the Portuguese participation did not end here. There are three more gold medals and three silver medals, almost equally distributed between the Douro and the Setúbal region (regions with a great tradition muscatel production). After a Portuguese moscatel was declared the best in the world in the 2011 competition edition, a unique achievement for Portuguese wines, this year's Adega de Favaios puts its Moscatel 1980 in the third position. This year the competition judges blind tasted about 232 muscats from 24 countries and about 33% of the wines achieved medals. The awarded Portuguese wines were: Gold | Moscatel do Douro DOC 1980 | Adega Cooperativa de Favaios Gold | Moscatel de Setúbal DO Malo 2009 | Malo Tojo Estates Gold | Moscatel de Douro DOC10 Anos | Adega Cooperativa de Favaios Gold | Moscatel de Setúbal DO | Venâncio Costa Lima Silver | Moscatel de Setúbal DOC 1996 | Sivipa, Sociedade Vinícola de Palmela Silver | Moscatel de Setúbal DO 2010 | Cooperativa Agrícola Santo Isidro de Pegões Silver | Moscatel de Setúbal DOC Reserva 2007 | António Saramago Vinhos
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