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Muscat of Patras “722” Achaia Clauss White Sweet 75cl

£17.99

This is an age restricted product for persons aged 18 and over.
Description

Light golden colour with green hues with honey and lemon scents composing a highly aromatic bouquet. Its lively acidity level binds the flavours and boosts the basic flavour and structure of this great sweet wine. The finish is long with a prevailing taste of honey. Muscat of Patras can be an ideal aperitif accompanied by roasted almonds, dried apricots, glazed fruit and also a dessert wine combined with fruit, pastries, orange cream, ice cream and sorbet. It perfectly complements strong cheeses. Best served at 8-10°C.

ACHAIA CLAUSS, located on the namesake hill, was founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss who came to Patras in 1854 to work at a German raisin export company. On one of his trips, he got to know the region and was impressed by its stunning scenery. He initially bought a vineyard of just 15 acres and eventually built the Winecastle, still preserved until today.

The sweet red wine that Gustav Clauss first produced in 1873 was given the name “Mavrodaphne” in honour of Daphne, his Greek beloved with the beautiful black eyes (Mavro means black in Greek), who died at a young age. Gustav Clauss is considered to be the inventor and establisher of the concept of Wine Tourism in Greece, following the visit of Austro-Hungarian Empress Sissi in 1885, in whose honour he even named a cellar (Imperial Cellar).