Muscat of Alexandria is part of the exotic Muscat family. The Romans are believed to have given the grape its name as they found its distinctive aroma akin to that of musk, and hence called it Moscato - smelling of musk. Viticultural experts have identified at least 200 different members of the Muscat family and several of these different clones have been cultivated in Australia for as long as grapes have been grown here. Australian winemakers have a fondness for the variety. It produces delicious, plump, juicy grapes and, depending on which clone is cultivated, when it is harvested and how it is handled, it can produce a wide range of wine styles. If harvested early, it produces delicate, perfumed, crisp, dry white table wines but if left to hang on the vines several weeks longer it produces rich flavoursome dessert wines.
Serve with or without food, or as an aperitif or table wine. Try it with baked Stanley apple filled with quince and hazelnuts and mascarpone cheese or a platter of fresh tropical fruits.
|Brand||Brown Brothers Wines|
|Wine Region||south australia|
|Wine Sub Region||victoria|