Makaibari Estate Muscatel Darjeeling (Organic/Fair Trade)
One of the treasures of Darjeeling’s second flush, or harvest, in Darjeeling are the lots denoted “muscatel”. This full-bodied muscatel from Makaibari Estate has a pronounced, beautiful fragrance and taste suggestive of ripe stone fruit and a long finish with pleasant astringency.
Organically Grown. Fair Trade Certified.
Makaibari Estate—meaning “Maize Land”—was founded in 1859 in Darjeeling, in the state of West Bengal. In the twenty-first century, Makaibari is one of the few vertically integrated estates in Darjeeling, meaning that the estate owners also control tea production. A pioneer in biodynamic farming methods, the estate was the first in the world to be certified by the Demeter Association—one of the leading governing bodies of biodynamic agriculture. The estate’s concern for the well-being of its employees and their families has also merited Fair Trade Certification.