Moscatel de Alejandría, also known as Moscatel

Moscatel de Alejandría

Moscatel de Alejandría is an ancient vine, grown all along the Mediterranean as table and wine grapes. Its origins take us back to the city of Alexandria in Egypt. Some academics source its origin at Sardinia or Sicily islands or even Greece.

It has mid budding and late ripening. The Moscatel de Alejandria variety has big clusters and berries. It is well adapted to hot climates, with good drought endurance; given the appropriate conditions the sugar levels in the must are high. It is a variety prone to powdery mildew, botrytis cinerea and insects. Additionally it usually has zinc deficiency. Moscatel de Alejandría is typically goblet short pruned. 

Moscatel de Alejandría sweet wines are less subtle and dense than those of Muscat Blanc, presenting orange blossom and jammy aromas. The main terpineol compounds in the different muscat varieties are linalool and geraniol (red roses smell)

In France, Moscatel de Alejandría is grown basically in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Pyrénées-Orientales departments. It is used for still (dry) wines but mostly for sweet white wines such as AOC Muscat de Rivesaltes.

In Spain, wine producers as Telmo Rodríguez and Jorge Ordóñez have proved that Moscatel de Alejandría can yield refined, delicate still sweet wines. The best examples of this variety are found in Málaga, some of them with large cask-ageing.

Synonyms: Moscatel de Alejandría, Moscatel Romano, Gordo, Moscatel Blanco, Moscatel de Málaga, Moscatel de Setúbal, Moscato di Pantelleria, Moscatel de Chipiona, Muscat à Gros Grains

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Wine with Moscatel

Juan Gil Moscatel 2016
Quantity:
5,39 £
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Juan Gil Appellation Jumilla Grapes Moscatel
Espelt Moscatell 15/5 2009 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
5,71 £
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Type of wine Sweet White Winery Espelt Viticultors Appellation Empordà Grapes Moscatel de Alejandría
Petit Caus Blanco 2015
Quantity:
5,80 £
Eco / Bio
Other Vintages available: 2016
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Petit Caus Blanco 2016
Quantity:
5,80 £
Eco / Bio
Other Vintages available: 2015
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El Novio Perfecto 2016
Quantity:
6,35 £
bottle x6: 6,03 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery DSG Vineyards Appellation Valencia Grapes Moscatel, Viura
Llopart Vitis 2016
Quantity:
6,85 £
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Perfum de Vi Blanc 2016
Quantity:
6,99 £
bottle x6: 6,62 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Raventós i Blanc Appellation Penedés Grapes Macabeo, Moscatel
Enrique Mendoza Moscatel Marina 2016
Quantity:
7,22 £
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Colet A Priori Brut
Quantity:
7,95 £
Charming
PK91
90
Gramona Gessamí 2016
Quantity:
8,82 £
bottle x6: 8,36 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young White Winery Gramona Appellation Penedés Grapes Moscatel, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc
Casta Diva Cosecha Dorada 2016
Quantity:
9,05 £
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 8,59 £/u. (-5%)
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91
Colet Vatua!
Quantity:
9,41 £
PK90
90
Type of wine Cava Winery Colet Vins Appellation Penedés Grapes Moscatel de Alejandría, Parellada, Gewürztraminer
Flor d'Albera 2012
Quantity:
9,55 £
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Celler Martí Fabra Appellation Empordà Grapes Moscatel, Muscat
El Carro 2015
Quantity:
9,64 £
Freak
Natural
PK91
90
Partida Creus Vinel.lo Blanc 2016
Quantity:
9,78 £
Natural
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Auzells 2016
Quantity:
9,87 £
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Furtiva Lágrima 2013 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
10,14 £
Orgasmic
Eco / Bio
PK --
93
Tinajas Benimaquía 2015
Quantity:
10,60 £
Charming
Natural
bottle x6: 10,05 £/u. (-5%)
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Tinajas de La Mata 2014
Quantity:
10,60 £
Natural
Amphora
bottle x6: 10,05 £/u. (-5%)
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Mountain Blanco 2014
Quantity:
11,42 £
Eco / Bio
PK91
91
Type of wine Young White Winery Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodríguez Appellation Málaga Grapes Moscatel
Moscatel Monteagudo
Quantity:
12,79 £
bottle x6: 12,15 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Sweet Red Winery Delgado Zuleta Appellation Jerez Manzanilla Grapes Moscatel
Acequión Ancestral 2015
Quantity:
14,12 £
Freak
Natural
PK91
89
Cueva del Monge Blanco 2014
Quantity:
14,35 £
bottle x6: 13,61 £/u. (-5%)
PK89
92
Jordi Llorens Blan d'Angera 2016
Quantity:
14,48 £
Natural
Amphora
bottle x6: 13,75 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Celler Jordi Llorens Appellation Table wine Grapes Macabeo, Moscatel
Casta Diva Cosecha Miel 2013 - 50 cl.
Quantity:
14,57 £
Eco / Bio
PK93
95
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