Muscat of Alexandria


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Another important Muscat variety used primarily for dessert wines that delivers slightly more mandarin orange, orange zest and sweet rose notes than Muscat Blanc.

Primary Flavors

  • Mandarin Orange
  • Honey
  • Lychee
  • Peach Skin
  • White Flowers

Taste Profile

Sweet

Medium Body

None Tannins

Medium Acidity

Under 10% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Match with almond biscotti, charcuterie plate, and soft to pungent cheeses.

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