Nuy Red Muskatel, Worcester N.V.
Nuy Winery, Worcester
(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 grape most associated with the famous Contantia dessert wines of the 18th century. 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. The production method involves crushing the grapes and allowing the juice to remain in contact with the skins for between 36 to 48 hours. After separation, the skins are pressed and then the must is fortified. very little, if any, fermentation takes place and resulting wines is aged briefly in tanks before bottling,.
I suggest to be serve chilled (in South Africa traditionally over crushed ice cream summer.
Red Muskadel Nuy Winery NV is a stunning sweet, fortified wine with enticing ginger, toasted pecan, burnt caramel, cinnamon and dried fruit notes. Rich and intense, this is a real treat!
Grape: 100% Muscat de Fontignan - Muscat à petit Grain