If you were eating a Muscat or a Hanepoot
, what would you be eating?
43 In which wine-growing nation is the Muscat d'Alexandrie grape known as Hanepoot
43 In which wine-growing nation is the Muscat d'Alexandrie grape, for rather obscure reasons, known as Hanepoot
yielding 12 mengles must from French or Muscadel grapes, the Hanepoot Spanish not yet ripe." (Louis, 2004) (Note: Twelve mengles equals 3.8 gallons or 15 liters)
It is thought the Spanish Hanepoot may be Muscat d'Alexandrie, Hanepoot being a common South African synonym for this grape today.
This category includes late harvest wines, red and white varietals of Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat Blanc, a Petite Grains and Muscat of Alexandria, which the South Africans call "hanepoot
." South Africa is also a large producer of port, using the traditional Portuguese varieties.
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.
9 3.If you were eating a Muscat or a Hanepoot
what would you be eating?
A white table grape and wine grape, also known as Muscat d'Alexandrie.
Initially in the early 1980s, the estate planted table grape rootstock, a Muscat variety called Hanepoot
. 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.