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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  • Risata Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    A bit too sweet Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine Institute:"Chardonnay, with 95,000 acres, is the wine type variety with the most acreage planted in California."Cabernet Sauvignon was the second most planted winegrape in California with 76,800 total acres."The red wine category for the second year in recent history edged out white wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Sawtooth Estate Riesling Snake River Valley 2014

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    Intriguing baked apple aromas are a touch phenolic and come with notes of tea leaf. Nice acidity and a smooth mouthfeel, with green apple and melon notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sequin Moscato 2014

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    Meh - I've had better. Nice light bubbly moscato. Not as sweet as some, slight bitter grapefruit. I got it at half price and it was worth that. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Arbor Mist Mango Strawberry Moscato 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Krbenavides


  • La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Moscato Blanco California 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by twilightblue02


  • Arbor Mist Cherry Moscato

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dave Mooty


  • DM, I bought a mixed case to try out the following, at $13 per bottle for the ... the ... BlancGewurztraminerMuscat BlancPinot GrisPinot NoirSyrah&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Mirassou Moscato 2014

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    Juicy melon, tangerine and sweet tea aromas on the nose are quite inviting. In the mouth this is light, fresh tasting and fairly mild, and carries notes of orange and sweet tea, with some light effervescence and a hint of grapefruit. Bordering on off-dry, this definitely will please those with a sweet tooth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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