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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Muscat Blanc on Snooth

  • Jacobs Creek Sparkling Rose Moscato NV

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    Too sweet Read More

    Wine review by cheins


  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Moscato d'Asti D.O.C.G NV

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    Good moscato. Not super sweet, light flavor of green apple with very clean finish. I've tasted better for lower price, but this would go well with spicy dishes. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Cantina di Casteggio Op Moscato 2009

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    Best flavor and just the right sweetness Read More

    Wine review by sahrahmarcus


  • David Stone Vineyards Moscato

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    For being an inexpensive variety of wines, I was super surprised when I ran across this brand. I usually don't spend under $17 for a decent bottle of wine that is under a 2 year vintage. I didn't have my debit card on my person, only a few dollars cash; I am glad I picked this brand. When I pulled the cork, I was very pleased at the aroma. I acq... Read More

    Wine review by hikingtheusa


  • Almaden Heritage Moscato L. Box NV

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    I just discovered this fabulous wine. Almaden Heritage Moscato has got to be the best wine I have had in months. The local wineries here in the Bourbon Capital of the world can't touch this one! Great price, too. Read More

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  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    awesome shit, got sooo drunk on it, LOL Read More

    Wine review by Patrick3000


  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by sundial


  • Ste Chapelle Moscato Chateau Series NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by SLKimball


  • Apothic White 2012

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    A blend but the reisling really stands out here. If you like semi-sweet reisling, you'll like this. Read More

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