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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  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Dessert Wine 2006

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    A beautiful desert wine like few others, although also goes very well as an after dinner wine by itself. Full of flavors. Sadly very hard to find here in the US. Read More

    Wine review by acakeandwine


  • Naked Grape Moscato 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov


  • Bigger is better in Japan's burgeoning wine industry. Chateau Mercian, a winery under the umbrella of brewing behemoth Kirin, recently purchased 20 hectares to add to its 21.5 hectares of planted vineyards. The winery is a Japanese original in an industry marked by wines created from imported juice. “Our goal for Chateau Mercian is to introduce ... Read More

    From the article Kirin-Held Winery Nearly Doubles Vineyards


  • Emeri Pink Moscato NV

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    We had this at our wedding and we loved it! I am finding it impossible to find it locally, if I was able to find it there wouldn't be any storage spaces left in our condo. Read More

    Wine review by Epheks


  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2012

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    From Lot 18. Begins with an interesting bit of cinnamon/nutmeg/caramel, sweet, but fresh, lively, and a bit spritzy. Long finish with flavors of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. A little too sweet for me to enjoy on its own, but still a lovely wine. Seemed like it would be much better with food, either cheeses and nuts or along with a dessert. Kn... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle to honor his Italian heritage and showcase his exceptional wines, Dario Sattui studied architecture for 30 years before he created Castello di Amorosa. The 121,000-squarefoot fortress took 14 years to build, stone by stone. The Castello has 107 rooms, 95 of which are used for winemaking and wine sto... Read More

    From the article Dario Sattui's Napa Valley Castle - Castello di Amorosa


  • Rosatello Moscato Sweet Wine Italy NV

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    Oh Ya ! This is a fabulous true moscato with floral notes. Nice fizz, light color, very clean finish. Easy to drink. Yum! Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Moscato Coastal Estates 2012

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    Off Dry with cirtus rind bite on the finish. More like Orange Muscat rather than Moscato. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Rochford Winery hosts the biggest annual concert event in the Yarra Valley, A Day On The Green. Headline acts this year include Mariah Carey, Jimmy Barnes & The Living End, Paul Simon & Sting.It's one of the first big wineries that you'll pas by as you drive into the valley, and it's big enough to offer segway tours or a dawn balloon ride. Rochf... Read More

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