Crossing over time highs and lows, wine production in Portugal has always been very generous. Among the areas of the country, the Setubal Peninsula, located south of Lisbon, today presents a large number of wineries and wineries, the oldest of which was founded in first half of the 1800s.
The Setubal district, in addition to the large town and the neighboring towns, includes notable natural elements: from the estuaries of the rivers Tago and Sado to the heights of the Serra da Arrábida, to the enchanting beaches, it offers a territory rich in wide flat areas where a vast quantity of vineyards is developed. Besides the variety of the territory, it is also the peculiarity of the climate that influences the cultivation of the grapes: typically Mediterranean but also influenced by the currents of the Atlantic Ocean, the climate presents a high degree of humidity in winter and a considerable dryness during the summer, proving to be particularly favorable to viticulture. The richness of the Setubal grapesis then emphasized by the generosity of the sandy, calcareous and clayey soil.
The area is one of the more than 30 DOC wines of Portugal and its most famous wine is called Moscatel de Setubal: made with muscat grapes, it acquires its liqueur-like taste thanks to the fermentation enriched with aguardente, to the maceration of the skins and to the slow aging made in old and small oak barrels. Just Muscat is the main vine of this area and its processing is the basis of the production of young and fresh wines or, if grown older, longer and darker and intensely flavored.