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Myburgh Bros ‘Ex Africa’ Muscat d’Alexandrie 2023

R155.00

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.

Vineyard
100% Muscat d’Alexandrie from Klipdam farm (next door to Joostenberg). 25-year old, dry-farmed, bush-vine vineyard planted in clay-rich soils.

Winemaking
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.

Tasting Notes
Beautifully aromatic with honeysuckle and jasmine, followed by a lingering lychee and pineapple on the palate with a dry finish.

Analysis
Alcohol: 12.0% • Residual Sugar: 1.9g/L • pH: 3.6 • Acid: 5.1g/L

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Brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh’s great grandfather and his brother were making wine on the Joostenberg farm in the early 1900s. Back then the wine was made in a very traditional fashion, utterly devoid of the additives and manipulations that have helped define ‘modern’ wine. Sourcing fruit from Joostenberg and surrounding farms, Tyrrel and Philip have created this label to honour their forebears and have made the wines in the old style – simple, pure and honest.

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