Muscat of Alexandria
Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
Part of the Muscat family, Muscat of Alexandria is an ancient grape that thrives during hot seasons. Although the grape is mainly grown for raisin production, Muscat of Alexandria is also used in several wines. The grape's wines are spicy, lively, and sometimes sweet.
Muscat of Alexandria is heavily cultivated in the island of Samos, Greece. The grape originated in north Africa, and is still grown in South Africa, where it is an important part of the winemaking industry. There are also some plantings in Spain and Italy. Australia's warm, humid weather contributes to the production of Muscat of Alexandria wines that are just intense enough to bring out the grape's best flavors.