Moscatel de Alejandría grape
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Muscatel de Alejandria grape wines
The primitive strain of this variety probably traveled the way from its cradle in Asia to become in the Mediterranean basins one of the most widespread and widespread varieties. It is believed that the Muscat of Alexandria is one of the varieties of the Muscatel family which is genetically still intact.
It is a variety of early sprouting, of sparse strain but of erect bud. It is resistant to drought. Its clusters are large and lakes, of ungainly appearance, empty, with a very unequal presence, this is due to the flowering in time of flowering. It has a long cycle growth and very well adapted to the long insolations. It is sensitive to powdery mildew, not so much to mites and mildew. Its berries are large and fleshy of pale amber color and musky flavor. Aromatic and with a high content of sugars.
The white wines elaborated with Moscatel of Alexandria are characterized by a great aromatic load with a wide fruit fan. Very fresh in the mouth, these Moscatel wines from Alexandria tended to be fruity and sweet wines evolving in recent times towards dry and tasty wines.
Moscatel de Alejandría is a variety that, in addition to being used for winemaking, is also used to make generous wines, liqueurs - mystella - or sweets and wines in barrel aging. Likewise, it is consumed as a grape of season and as raisin, of fleshy berry and aromatic that makes it apt to be consumed at any time of the year. In Malaga the Moscatel grape from Alexandria combines with the Pedro-Ximénez to obtain a wine of a high concentration of aromas and dark tones.
Where is Moscatel de Alejandria grape wine made?
Other denominations: Moscatel de Málaga, Moscatel Real, Moscatel Romano.
Growing areas: Andalusia and Levante.