Muscat d’Alexandrie, also known as Muscat of Alexandria and Hanepoot, was thought to have originated in Africa and is one of the oldest known wine grape still in use. It made its way from the Egyptian city of Alexandria to Europe and then to South Africa and is widely planted here.
100% Muscat d’Alexandrie from Klipdam farm (next door to Joostenberg). 25-year old, dry-farmed, bush-vine vineyard planted in clay-rich soils.
The grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed and then fermented in well-seasoned barriques. Bottling took place after a 5-month maturation period on the lees. No additives apart from sulphur were used.
Beautifully aromatic with honeysuckle and jasmine, followed by a lingering lychee and pineapple on the palate with a dry finish.
Alcohol: 12.0% • Residual Sugar: 1.9g/L • pH: 3.6 • Acid: 5.1g/L