More thoughts on Africa’s Indigenous Muscat
Muscat is African from top to tail.
Many an international wine lover will acknowledge South Africa’s long association with Muscat of Alexandria (or Hanepoort as South Africans sometimes call it), but few make the connection to the fact that the “Alexandria” is not a connection to some French Monarch, but in fact to the city of Alexandria on the Nile Delta in Egypt. Which makes this grape Africa’s only indigenous vitis vinifera cultivar.
This video is just a few more about South Africa’s Muscat of Alexandria wines, and why they should get more airplay. I do my best to overcome unjust prejudice, and punt Africa’s wine heritage. Dry Muscat is on the rise in South Africa, and this Akkura is as exciting an example as any other!