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Bodegas Malaga Virgen Moscatel Don Salvador Trasanejo, Malaga, Spain

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Ownership: Hermanos Lopez. Wines aged 30 years.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $104

Score: 90.
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Price History for NV Bodegas Malaga Virgen Moscatel Don Salvador Trasanejo, Malaga, Spain
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Grape Variety: Muscat of Alexandria

Muscat of Alexandria is an ancient grape variety used both for table grapes and wine production. Despite its long history, the variety remains rather undistinguished and lies in the shadow of its finer, more aromatic cousin Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains. Nevertheless, there are a handful of wine regions that make high-quality wines from Muscat of Alexandria, most often sweet or fortified styles.

The Muscat family of grapes is sizeable and very well traveled; there are Muscat grapes of one kind or another in almost every winegrowing region on Earth. Muscat of Alexandria has the honor of being one of the earliest, primordial forms. It originated (as its name suggests) around the great city of Alexandria, at the western edge of the Nile Delta in Egypt.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Malaga wine region

    Malaga is the largest of the DO wine zones in sunbaked Andalucia, southern Spain. Its hub is the city of Malaga on the Mediterranean coast, with its famous beaches along the Costa del Sol.

    Vines were introduced to the region by the Greeks around 600BC, meaning it has a long history of winemaking. Malaga was hugely productive and its heyday was in the 17th, 18th and early 19th Centuries, when it was Spain's second-largest wine region. Its wines, known as Mountain, were very popular in Great Britain and North America until two successive infestations of powdery mildew and ... more

  • Andalucia wine region

    Andalucia, in the sunbaked south-west of Spain, is the most southerly of the Spanish administrative regions. It is home to the world-famous fortified wine, Sherry.

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