Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

 

Name of varietal: Muscat Blanc
 
Common synonyms: Moscato (Italy), Moscatel (Spain, Portugal), France: Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat d’Alsace, Muscat de Beaumes de Venises, Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. Muscat of Alexandria, Gelber Müskateller (Germany), Gelber Weihrauch (Austria), Muskuti (Greece), Sargamoskatoly (Hungary), Tamaloasa (Romania), Tomyanka (Russia), Beli Muscat (Yugoslavia), Muscat Cannelli
 
Parentage of the grape: Muscat has the distinction of being the world’s oldest grape. It was likely born and first vinified in Greece and had a wide dissemination from there.  
 
History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what is now modern day Eastern Europe. The Egyptians (probably via the Romans) used it to trade with South Africa. The Romans spread it throughout the rest of Europe. The part of the world where its origin is debatable is Australia. The first Australian Read more »

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  • Mark, from looking at your linked article the plane we were in most likely was a DeHavilland Beaver (8 seater) since the co-pilot seat I was in had the oil filler spout jabbing me in my left calf - excellent call!Tonight we opened a 2013 Navarro Edelzwicker. Excellent QPR on this tasty Anderson Valley white blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pin... Read More

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  • Klein Constantia Muscat Constantia Vin de Constance 2007

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    Wine review by runningbear


  • In a country known for its white wines, one New Zealand college is trying to grow against the grain. A team of professors and students from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) are in the first  round of harvesting several new cold-weather reds, an anomaly in the land of sauvignon blanc. “The new plantings over the past three years ... Read More

    From the article Kiwi University Seeing First Fruits of Vine Experiment


  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Rocca Cerrina Moscato

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    Wine review by huhuhupo


  • Bartenura Moscato 2013

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    An absolute favorite of mine. Love it after a long day at work. Strawberries included. Read More

    Wine review by myalisa76


  • Terra Andina Sparkling Moscato 2012

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    This one from Brazil is very nice, but pricey. I've had better for less $. Not as sweet as moscato from Italy, but still good. My guests really liked it and finished off the bottle in a hurry. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Forza Moscato American

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    Wine review by mark


  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Wine review by LuLu0221


  • muscat blanc a petit grains is the oldest and noblest variety of Muscat with the greatest concentration of fine grape flavors. Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson, MW

    Comment by 277070sean kelly 277070 sean kelly


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