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Muscat refers to a family of grapes of which there are around 200 different branches. Muscat Blancs à Petits Grains is the most noble of the variety and makes the best and most distinctive wines. It is the only wine grape that produces wines that actually taste of grapes, and can produce a range of wines from pale, bone dry whites, through to golden yellow, rich, sweet wines.
In Alsace, two types of Muscat are grown - Muscat Blancs à Petits Grains and Muscat Ottonel. They are usually blended to produce wines that tend to be light and dry with a fruity, musky character and an intensely aromatic bouquet. Intensely sweet late harvest wines are also produced.
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is one of the best Vin Doux Naturels in France. This is produced by adding grape spirit to the partly fermented must - the best producers, such as Domaine de Durban, produce deliciously sweet wines with rich grapey aromas balanced by fruity acidity.
In Australia Muscat à Petit Grains is used to produce the fortified Liqueur Muscats of Victoria (esp. Rutherglen). These are extraordinary wines - dark and treacly with a sensational perfume of orange, raisins and honey.
Wines sold "In Bond" (including BBX) or “En Primeur” are not available for immediate delivery and storage charges may apply.
Duty and VAT must be paid separately before delivery can take place.
H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl
Bottle 6 x 75cl
Bottle 12 x 75cl
H/Litre 6 x 50cl
H/Litre 6 x 50cl
Bright and vibrant lemon gold appearance with a beautifully intense nose of lemon and orange rind interlaced with sweet spice and a touch of vanilla. The palate is silky yet refreshing, bursting with dried apricots and honey, luscious yet perfectly balanced with crisp acidity. A very long and lingering, concentrated spicy finish. A delicious wine exemplifying the complex beauty of world class Muscat de Frontignan.Stephanie Barlow - Private Account Manager