If you were eating a Muscat or a Hanepoot
, what would you be eating?
yielding 12 mengles must from French or Muscadel grapes, the Hanepoot Spanish not yet ripe.
It is thought the Spanish Hanepoot may be Muscat d'Alexandrie, Hanepoot being a common South African synonym for this grape today.
The most frequently used varieties are the red and white Muscadel and the hanepoot
was byvoorbeeld vroeer hanekloot (kloot = "testikel"), 'n metaforiese benaming vir 'n druifsoort geinspireer deur die vorm van die korrels.
Much research and guesswork has been expended in trying to determine what these grapes were, but it seems most likely that they were French, and probably both Muscat d'Alexandrie, later known as Hanepoot
, and Chenin Blanc, known as Steen in the Cape, were amongst them.
She read a lot, whispering the words, and when she looked at me over the edge of her book her eyes were like big moist hanepoot
grapes behind her reading glasses.
A white table grape and wine grape, also known as Muscat d'Alexandrie.
While a very popular table grape, it was soon used to produce a sweet, fortified Hanepoot
wine which remains a favored beverage of the region.