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Moscatel de Alejandría

This white grape variety belongs to the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. It is considered an “old vine” and wine experts think that it is one of the oldest existing varieties with no genetically modification. The grape was born in the North of Africa and its name probably derived from the association with the old Egyptian who used grape to make wine. While today it is grown as a table grape and used to produce raisins, it is still an important variety for Australian and South African wine industry. Besides, it is also grown intensely in the Samos Island, in the north-east Aegean region of Greece, and it is said that Cleopatra drank Muscat wine coming from there. Moreover, it is believed that this variety rivals the French Beaume de Venise in its most refined form. This grape variety is also grown in Italy, Chile, Portugal, Cyprus and France. It is spread throughout Spain, especially in coastal areas such as Valencia, Malaga, Alicante, Cadiz, Jerez and the Canaries. It is the main grape variety in appellations of Malaga and Valencia, though it is also spread throughout Alicante and the Canaries.

Wines with this grape variety