Muscat Blanc

 

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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  • Beringer Moscato 2015

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    Sweet, delicious stand-alone wine that has all the benefits of Chardonnay without dryness. It is the only Moscato I've had so far that did not have a hint of bitterness or muskiness which is oft found with this grape variety. Also plays well with other flavours if you'd like to turn this into a summertime Sangria or add a dash of Schnapps (Blu... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Moscato d'Asti DOCG Alte Rocche Bianche NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Krissy2k14


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is no secret. I’m so glad that The Whip and The Spur are available at retail shops across the country, giving folks ample opportunity to experience these wines first-hand. The grape blends change every year to achieve maximum quality, and the brand’s many acolytes look forward ... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Lancers Moscato

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rosemaryjim


  • Riunite Trebbiano Moscato

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    Juicy peach, melon and apple aromas with a hint of spice. Off dry and effervescent with melon and peach flavors, a touch of lemon cream on the finish and a pinch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cantine Maschio Moscato Cadoro

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    Honeyed apple and peach, apricot, and sweet syrupy orange blossom on the nose. Effervescent and juicy on the palate, this one is for those with a sweet tooth. Clementine juice and pith full on the palate with a white blossom edge and a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Stephen, just checked my spreadsheet and filtered on "Australia", here are Australian wines I've purchased in the last 6-7 years, nothing on the high end, mostly everyday drinkers:Greenpoint ChardonnayElderton Barossa, Franceiends Vineyard SeriesEvans & Tate Chardonnay Metricup RoadRock Gully Shiraz ViognierHope Estate ChardonnayJip Jip Rocks Ch... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Palladino Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by BSwiatek


  • I Vignaioli di S. Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    wasn't too keen on its sweetness... a bit too much for me Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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