Muscat

Common synonyms: Moscatel, Müskateller, and many, many offshoots including but not limited to Orange Muscat, Black Muscat, Muscat Blanc (a.k.a. Muscat à Petit Grains), Muscat Giallo, Muscat of Alexandria.

 
Parentage of the grape: The oldest known grape variety, most likely originated in Greece
 
History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires grew, through Egypt into South Africa, through Italy into the rest of Europe, through Australia via either South Africa or Europe, and lastly into the Americas by way of Spain. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: golden yellow to dark amber in color, orange blossom, orange peel, white flowers. Other variants of the grape produce lighter to darker wines depending on the hybrid and region, but all share that aromatic orange characteristic. 
 
Regions where the grape is currently important: Almost any European country produces Muscat in some form Read more »

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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Piemonte

    From Asti Spumante to Barolo, the wines of Piedmont are among Italy’s most prolific and best ra...

  • Rutherglen

    An area steeped in history, vines came to Rutherglen with the gold rush of the 1850s. When the re...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

Popular Wineries using Muscat

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

  • Alexis Lichine

    Alexis Lichine was a Russian-born wine writer and entrepreneur, who made many important contrib...

  • Arrogant Frog

    Arrogant Frog was born in the Herault Valley in Languedoc in the south of France, near the Medite...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

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  • Papillon Sweet Sparkling Wine Van Loveren South Afrika NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Croix Milhas Rivesaltes Ambre Vin Doux Naturel NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov


  • Bigger is better in Japan's burgeoning wine industry. Chateau Mercian, ... Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat Bailey A, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Mercian's expansion comes in an era of Japanese wine consumption which focuses primarily on wines produced outside of the island nation. According to the United States Department of Agricul... 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 2010

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    From Lot 18. Now I know what all the writing on the versatility of Riesling is about, especially the more dry ones. Nice little pale gold straw number, dry with notes of raisins, slate, sourdough and yeast, with citrus zest and a slight caramel taste. All the tastes are well balanced with a long lingering and savory finish. Terrific with food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • 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 ... ... Franc, Viognier, and Muscat grape varieties. The Palisade is located on Colorado's Western Slope and is a popular wine and fruit growing region within the Grand Valley AVA in the western half of the state. With temperate conditions and plenty of sunlight, som... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle to honor his Italian heritage ... Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Canelli, late harvest Gewurztraminer, and late harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. Each wine is classically structured, intensely flavored, well balanced, and elegant, showcasing the terroir of its vineyard site. Most of the vines a... Read More

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


  • I'm no connoisseur but this wine is heaven. I am desperately searching for "2011 Muscat California" by V. Sattui Winery in the Atlanta, GA Metro area.

    Comment by 1373999Jennysips 1373999 Jennysips


  • The best Sparkling Muscat Wine is Medio y Medio from Uruguay ! you must try it and will love it forever. VISIT www.medio.us

    Comment by 1147639Bacco Uruguayo 1147639 Bacco Uruguayo


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  • I have a bottle of Muscat Amabile 1980 anyone have any idea of value ??

    Comment by 678136threeriversjim 678136 threeriversjim


  • Haven't really enjoyed wine until I tried Muscat over the holiday weekend at a family get together. I enjoy it greatly now.

    Comment by 539983Quietstorm 539983 Quietstorm


  • I am trying to find Muscat Vin De Glacier, White, by Bonny Boone Vineyard, California, 2005. Thanks, Jenn

    Comment by 377674Jennjim 377674 Jennjim


  • Looking for Dolceoro Moscato d'Asti

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


  • Also near Mt. Vernon, WA?

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


  • Where can I buy Dolceoro Moscato d'Asti in or near Tulare, CA jfmancil@aol.com

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