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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  • California

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

  • France

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

  • Italy

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

  • USA

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

  • Australia

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

  • Languedoc-roussillon

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

  • 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...

  • Piemonte

Popular Wineries using Muscat

  • Arrow Creek

    Arrow Creek wines capture the spirit of California – the freedom of open spaces, the rustic outdo...

  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

  • Estancia Estates

    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Carlo Rossi Vineyards

    Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes....

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Muscat on Snooth

  • Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013

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    This wine is about 5 Euros in Spain - an unbelievable bargain by North American ... and lightly fried scallops. Muscat flavours predominate. Excellent value. 88 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by sundial


  • Barefoot Moscato 2012

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    Nice and light, perfect if you're into sweet and fruity wines. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Flip Flop Moscato Premier

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    This is one of the first wines I bought and tried on my own and I was disappointed. I found it to be very weak with little to no flavor. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Probably the best moscato I've ever had. Perfectly bubbly and sweet without tasting heavy. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Beringer California Red Moscato

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    It wasn't a bad wine, just a bit too strong for me at first sip. I had to add some macerated fruit to cut down on the burn and up the sweetness, which helped considerably. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Ste Chapelle Moscato Chateau Series NV

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    Wine review by SLKimball


  • Espinoza - SW of Escondido - Cab, Mourv, Syrah, GrencheAbove Malibu is the ... ... Family - Zin, Chard, Pinot, Muscat, Port, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Petite SirahRosenthal Estate - Cab and Cha Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Apothic White 2012

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    A blend but the reisling really stands out here. If you like semi-sweet reisling, you'll like this. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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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