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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  • Van Loveren Blanc de Noir Red Muscadel 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ricossa Piemonte Bianco Appassimento 2015

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  • Bonterra Viognier Mendocino County 2016

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    Pronounced and floral with melon and candied pear aromas, fleshy peach and dried apricot. Juicy and firm on the palate with dried fruit and crushed wildflower notes, nice acidity and bold spice, some tangerine notes and a varietal oiliness to the finish of nicely integrated oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Last time I was in Calais [a couple of months ago] I went to the Auchan ... ... valley made of a blend of muscat and clairette. and is a wine one does not often see in the UK I started it yesterday with my lunch of smoked fish and salad and I thought it really lovely There were plenty of bubbles and it was sweet to the taste with a peach and l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Jaillance Clairette de Die Tradition NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine [actually it was a pack of three 25cl bottles] for ... ... wines are a blend of muscat and clairette and are made using 'methode ancestrale' which involves cooling the wine. Cremant de Die is a similar apellation from the same area which uses 'methode traditional' ie champagne method.Coteaux de Die is an appellatio... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Murrieta's Well the Whip White Blend Livermore Valley 2016

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    Orange and tangerine notes are lightly floral and creamy with fresh minerality and hints of lime zest. Fresh, perky acidity on the palate with creamy orange notes, tea leaf and a finish of green apple and floral white peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine de la Reynardiere Muscat Vin de Pays Cotes de Thongue 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £ from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.Vin ... family concern and is 100% muscat aged in stainless steel tanks.The muscat family of over 200 grape varieties can be traced back to antiquity.I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.The wine is a deep amber,almost brown, colour.It is sweet... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I don’t see nearly enough sparkling wine from Brazil on restaurant menus ... one of some members of the Muscat family. These are fun, fizzy wines guaranteed to please large crowds.Terroir plays a role here, too. The sloping valleys of Brazil were carved by lava flow. The basaltic soils resulting from the lava impart trademark characteristics. ... Read More

    From the article Brazilian Sparklers Make a Summer Splash


  • One can travel all over Italy and still have no sense of Sicily, as Sicily is ... is ... Bianco and Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) in Agrigento, Sicily in 1869 by Baron Antonio Mendola, an agronomist and expert of grape varieties, with the first grapes appearing in 1874. Even some Italian grape variety experts are lacking this knowledge and h... Read More

    From the article This is Sicily's Answer to White Wine


  • Many wine producing regions also make a mark producing spirits. In Chile ... ... for the bulk of production. Muscat, Pedro Jiminez, and Torentel are the key varieties.  Production methodologies vary with some distilling their spirit more than once to achieve a level of refinement and a smoother end product. Quantity wise most Pisco is bottled ... Read More

    From the article Pisco, the Spirit of Chile


  • 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

    Comment by 314140Johnnie Mancil 314140 Johnnie Mancil


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