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Bodegas La Cigarrera Moscatel ‘La Cigarrera’

Bodegas La Cigarrera

Moscatel ‘La Cigarrera’

Andalucía, Spain, 75cl

Bodegas La Cigarrera Moscatel ‘La Cigarrera’

Moscatel is a naturally sweet wine, produced in a similar way to Pedro Ximénez, but with the grape variety being at least 85% Moscatel de Alejandria. After the harvest, clusters of grapes are laid out on sandy flats and left to dry for up to 3 weeks. The musts are so thick and sugary they can hardly ferment at all, and fermentation is stopped by fortification very early on. This particular Moscatel is bottled from a solera with an average age of 5 years. These sweet dessert wines are characterized by floral aromas (orange blossom, jasmine) and fruitiness, with a honeyed, raisiny palate.
Perfect as an aperitif wine with nuts and olives, or as a dessert wine directly over ice-cream or with nut-based desserts. Serve between 12 or 14º centigrade, but also good served chilled.


Treat yourself to a case:
6 x bottles 75cl
12 x bottles 75cl
Case of 6: £131.70
Case of 12: £263.40


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Behind the bottle: Bodegas La Cigarrera

Bodegas La Cigarrera is a small, family-owned bodega in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, founded in 1758. The current bodega was purchased in 1891 by the great grandfather of the Hidalgo Garcia de Velasco brothers who run the firm today. The name of the bodega owes its origins to the women who used to sell cigarettes on the streets, on behalf of the big cigarette factories in Cadiz and Sevilla. Due to historical regulations of the Consejo Regulador, the company originally operated as an “almacenista”, a stock-keeper who sells their wines to bigger shipping bodegas (e.g. Lustau). In 1998, after the regulations had changed, they started to bottle their own wines for the first time. The company still uses the original bodegas in the Plaza Madre de Dios in the Barrio Bajo (lower part) of Sanlúcar, which hold a total of around 500 casks (including some of the oldest in town). The “cathedral” cellars of La Cigarrera consist of three naves (Bodega de Colóm, Bodega de Cabral and Bodega de Samilla) that surround a beautiful central Andalusian patio. Grapes are sourced in part from family owned vineyards and the remainder purchased from trusted and locally managed vineyard farmers with a view to sourcing 100% of grapes from family owned vineyards in the near future.

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