Established in 2000.
FOCUS: The association aims to establish and promote the image of Muscat de Frontignan, arguably the Cape’s first grape variety, and define the stylistic differences in muscadel as determined by each winemaker. Traditional Cape-style muscadel is not fermented but is produced by adding fortified spirits to the fresh juice of the muscadel grapes. Three styles have been identified: wood-matured, traditional (>16,5% alc, >200% sugar) and a newer, lighter style (15% alc, <200% sugar) where the wine is allowed to ferment slightly before being fortified, resulting in lower sugar content.
Contact Person: Henri Swiegers (CHAIRPERSON)
Area/Region: Western Cape
Tel no: 023 344 3021