Mistela: vino fortificado

Liqueur Wines What to know and types?

These wines, known for their balanced sweetness and captivating aromas, represent a perfect amalgam of winemaking tradition and winemaking innovation. In this tour, we will explore the secrets behind the elaboration of these elixirs, their varied typologies and their remarkable sensory characteristics, inviting you to enjoy a unique sensory experience with every sip.

Liqueur wines

Liqueur wines represent a unique category in the wine world. These wines, often made from sweet grape varieties, are characterized by their richness and natural sweetness, balanced by their elegance and complexity.

Key features

Grape Varieties: Grapes such as Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez or Malvasía are used for its elaboration, providing intensity and sweet aromas.

The Winemaking Process: The interruption of fermentation with the addition of wine alcohol allows the natural sugars to be preserved, generating a greater concentration of sweetness and complexity.

Types of liqueur wines

1. Natural Sweet Wine: Produced from overripe grapes with a high concentration of natural sugars.

Raisin Wine: Made from raisined grapes, such as Pedro Ximénez, with intense raisin and dried fruit flavors.

3. Mistela Mixture of grape must and alcohol, creating sweet and fresh wines.

Appreciating its flavors

Liqueur wines display a range of complex flavors. From fruity aromas to notes of nuts and caramel, each sip is a unique sensory experience, highlighting its balanced sweetness and persistence in the mouth.

Uses and Pairings

Serving Mistela is a ritual that enhances your sensory experience. To fully appreciate its aromatic bouquet and unique flavor profile, it is crucial to keep a few things in mind when serving it. Opt for white or tulip-shaped wine glasses, which allow the aromas to be concentrated. The temperature is fundamental: serve it slightly chilled, between 10 and 12 degrees, to highlight its freshness and balance between sweetness and acidity. Also, consider decanting it briefly to allow it to aerate and release its aromas before serving, which will enhance the sensory experience for those who taste it.

When presenting it, strive for elegance and subtlety. Pour the Mistela into the glass, avoiding overfilling it to allow its aromas to concentrate in the glass. Finally, it invites diners to enjoy it slowly, allowing each sip to reveal its nuances and complexities, resulting in a truly pleasurable experience.

These wines are ideal for pairing with desserts, cheeses or even as an aperitif. Their versatility in the kitchen makes them valuable ingredients for sauces and gourmet dishes.

  1. Mistela cream: Mix the Mistela with liquid cream and sugar to taste. Beat to a smooth consistency and serve in individual glasses. Refrigerate before serving and garnish with berries or nuts.
  2. Mistela reduction for meats: In a pan, boil the Mistela with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Reduce over low heat until a thick consistency is obtained. Use it as a sauce for red meats or roasted poultry.
  3. Apple Tart with Mistela: Prepare a traditional apple tart and, when baking, add a touch of Mistela to the mixture of apples, cinnamon and sugar. The sweet and sour flavor of the Mistela will enhance the flavor of the cake.
  4. Fruit Cocktail with Mistela: Cut fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, grapes and pineapple into pieces. Mix in a bowl and add Mistela. Let macerate in the refrigerator for several hours and serve as a refreshing dessert.
  5. Mistela ice cream: Prepare homemade ice cream by incorporating Mistela in the base of the mixture before freezing. The result will be an ice cream with a distinctive and delicious touch.


Liqueur wines, with their complexity, elegance and sweetness, represent oenological perfection and the heritage of a millenary tradition. Its versatility in pairings and the richness of its flavors invite you to toast to exquisiteness in every glass.

At Degrado, our trusted liquor store, you will find an exceptional selection of Mistela, carefully selected to satisfy the most demanding palates.

Our variety of Mistelas offers a diverse range, from the classic to the most exclusive, each one representing quality and oenological exquisiteness. With the convenience of making your purchase online, we guarantee the best shopping experience, offering the highest quality and authenticity in every bottle of Mistela you find in our catalog.

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