Muscat de Alexandria
Rose petals and orange blossom, wonderfully grape, dried, with beautiful acidity, wonderfully light-footed. Powerful, dry white wine. Great aperitif, tasty with light fish dishes, mussels, smoked chicken, quiche with vegetables.
Crop year 2016 - 87 pt (Platter's)
Crop year 2017 - 4.5 * (Platter's)
This version of the muscat has its roots in ancient Egypt. Muscat was already planted on the Cape in the mid-seventeenth century, among other things as the basis for the famous Vin de Constance. That already indicates that the grape has played an important role in the wine-growing history of the Cape. Cousins Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer found inspiration in this to create a modern, dry version. As with the duo's other wines, the vines are planted on the best, cooler terroirs of Stellenbosch, in the immediate vicinity of False Bay. This gives the wine the necessary acidity and freshness. It is made with minimal interventions in the vinification, to keep it pure, with all its fruit and special muscat character. A sparkling, fragrant and invigorating white wine is the result.
Muscat de Alexandrie
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Great aperitif, tasty with light fish dishes, mussels, smoked chicken, quiche with vegetables.
Nicely dried, with a wonderful freshness, nice acidity, a hint of citrus, wonderfully light-footed. Powerful, dry white wine.