l’Octavin Mus’Cat 2018
'Sometimes with a wine made from 100% Muscat we find the floral nature of this grape variety a bit overwhelming. However there are some winemakers who can “tame the beast” and produce wines that bring the best out of this grape and this one is a great example.
For this wine Alice purchased the Muscat from the well-known natural wine maker Vincent Lafage from Saint-Jean Lasseille in Roussillon. This village is immediately below the main city of Perpignan.
Alice normally macerates the wines for 15 days and she followed that practice in 2018. There were two varieties of Muscat namely Muscat a Petit Grains and Muscat d’Alexandrie. When we tasted the wines from tank where they had been vinified separately the Alexandrie was a much deeper orange than the Petit Grains.
The wine ended up being somewhat orange with a lovely texture and a beautiful aroma and is only 10.5% alcohol. This wine will match a wide range of foods.
The vineyard is certified organic by Ecocert.'