Akkura Muscat 2019
Indigenous African Wine
Ever since Beyers Truter won that Diners Club award in ’87, Pinotage has been seen as South Africa’s *one* wine thing. But while Pinotage was indeed born here, it had immigrant parents – Cinsaut and Pinot Noir.
Muscat of Alexandria, on the other hand, is genuinely African…and in case you hadn’t been paying attention, us South Africans like to take credit for anything rad that happens on our continent… when it is convenient to do so. (Although, in the event that something embarrassing happens up north, we reserve the right to shrink back to our status of “nation state on the toe end of the world”).
This delightfully aromatic indigenously African dry Muscat (hailing from the Nile Delta, Alexandria in Egypt) carries billows and billows of jasmine, honeysuckle, apricot, peach, and citrus, with a fascinating chalky, salty, pithy texture on the palate. Supreme.
Winemaker: Henry Kotze of Mulderbosch & Pilgrim Wines
Submit your review