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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  • Santero Moscato & Pineapple NV

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  • Martini Rossi Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    Wine review by Kait7557


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

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    Very very sweet and crisp. Would have been even better on a warm day with some good shellfish. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Stella Rosa Il Conte Dalba Moscato Dasti Italy

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    very smooth Read More

    Wine review by fantastic


  • Cascinetta Vietti Moscato D' Asti 2012

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    Very drinkable. Fruity sweet wifey approves Read More

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  • Cantina Gabriele Moscato Kosher 2012

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    Wine review by JennieRomano


  • Elio Perrone Moscato d'Asti Sourgal 2012

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    Such a great wine. I fell in love with it. Its definitely a favorite and i would suggest it to anyone. Great for beginners. Read More

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  • Franciscan Equilibrium 2012

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    Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Bright and juicy on the nose with aromas of fresh sliced pineapple, Asian pears, and meyer lemons topped with jasmine and honeysuckle perfumes. Bright but with an initial touch of sweetness that adds some richness on the palate. The flavors are tart and lean towards the green apple and citrus end of the spectrum wit... Read More

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