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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  • 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


  • Rocca Cerrina Moscato

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    No written review

    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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    No written review

    Wine review by LuLu0221


  • Tintero Moscato d'Asti Sori Gramella 2013

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    Oh ya & Yum! Perfect moscato - light effervescent, sweet pears, clean finish. Grabbed a bottle while on the island of Kauai and sipped while watching the palm trees sway, listening to the ocean. Paradise for the eyes & palatte. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Forza Moscato American

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    No written review

    Wine review by lizdark


  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Dessert Wine 2006

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    A beautiful desert wine like few others, although also goes very well as an after dinner wine by itself. Full of flavors. Sadly very hard to find here in the US. Read More

    Wine review by acakeandwine


  • Emeri Pink Moscato NV

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    We had this at our wedding and we loved it! I am finding it impossible to find it locally, if I was able to find it there wouldn't be any storage spaces left in our condo. Read More

    Wine review by Epheks


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Moscato Coastal Estates 2012

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    Off Dry with cirtus rind bite on the finish. More like Orange Muscat rather than Moscato. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • 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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