The Moscatel is a fortified wine that result of the addition of alcohol (pure alcohol or brandy) during the fermentation process in order to suspend the transformation of sugars into alcohol. In this way, the wine becomes simultaneously sweeter and more alcoholic than any other table wine.
The most famous Moscatel wine is produced in the Setúbal region, obtained from Moscatel and Moscatel Roxo grapes. Moscatel wine has a golden colour and the dominant aromas are those of flowers and fruits (oranges and dates). In Douro, particularly in the Favaios and Alijó regions, Moscatel is produced from the Moscatel Galego grape.