Nuy Winery, Red Muskadel NV

£14.50 (75cl)

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SKU: SANU00NVB

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Nuy (pronounced Nay) Muskadel is a Cape classic, although barely known outside of South Africa. Winning acclaim with every vintage, it is a sweet and ridiculously inexpensive fortified dessert wine, delicious on release, but also with great potential for ageing. Muskadel (Afrikaans spelling) is the local name for both Muscat de Frontignan and Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. The production method involves mulching the grapes and allowing the juice to remain in contact with the skins for 36 to 48 hours. After separation, the skins are pressed and then the must is fortified to around 16.5% alcohol. Very little, if any, fermentation takes place. It can be served chilled or at room temperature for older examples. The wine is extremely durable on opening, remaining fresh for many weeks, making it an ideal choice for restaurants wanting to offer a cracking by-the-glass pouring option.



Jamie Goode (wineanorak.com):

This is pretty smart – sadly we don’t see many of these Muskadels outside South Africa. 16.5% alcohol. This is a 50th anniversary bottle that recognizes vintages going back to 1963, from the last three cellarmasters. Rich, sweet, warm, aromatic and lovely with spice, tea, raisins and sweet cherry fruit. Richly textured with notes of marmalade and spice. Warm and sweet with lovely balance. Points 91/100. Date Published: 04/05/2016

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