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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  • Wilson Creek Muscat Canelli 2007

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    Wine review by kellygtv1


  • Dezzani Moscato d'Asti 2006

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    Wine review by krista22


  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    Wine review by LaurenQuigley


  • Luccio Moscato D Asti 2011

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    The wine has a pink tinge to it upon pouring, but the color in the glass is a light golden color. The pink adds some interest to the wine and prepares the consumer for the sweetnss he is about to embark. The natural carbonation "tickles the nose" and intensified the flavor from the bursting bubbles in the mouth. The initial taste is extensive... Read More

    Wine review by coryhwhite357


  • Sutter Home Red Blend Zinfandel Merlot Moscato Bianco 2007

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    It tastes like concentrated grape juice, with a lot of water. Very sweet. I wouldn't recommend it. Read More

    Wine review by JMSkelnik


  • Sutter Home Muscato 2007

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    Wine review by MightyFlea


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  • Elio Perrone Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    Wine review by PatriciaRussell


  • Mondoro Moscato Moscato d'Asti NV

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    This asti is wonderful ! The taste is clean, crisp and not overly sweet. I always have a a bottle or two available at home to offer a glass to friends, when they drop by, or simply drink while eating poundcake or fruits such as strawberries or peaches with lunch or after dinner. Read More

    Wine review by lhastings


  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the wonderfully elegant Deco Room at North Square Restaurant here in New York City to celebrate, well, celebrating! That is, of course, the point of OTBN. Begun a decade ago precisely in order to give people the reason to celebrate and open that special bottle that had always s... Read More

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