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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...

  • 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...

  • Rutherglen

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

  • Australia

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

  • Italy

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

  • Alsace

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

  • Piemonte

Popular Wineries using Muscat

  • Livingston Cellars

    Since 1984 and 17 years, the de facto estate wine of Livingston Moffett winery has been bottled ...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

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

  • Tisdale Vineyards

    Since its inception, the hallmark of E. & J. Gallo Winery’s founders has been their unwavering co...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

  • Almaden Vineyards

    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

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Muscat on Snooth

  • 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


  • Vietti Cascinetti Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Very sweet. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • 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


  • The Naked Grape Moscato NV

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    Pretty good, not super sweet, a delightful note of dried apricot. Very light fizz, light color. We enjoyed it ice cold. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Carnaval Moscato Brazilian Sparkling Wine NV

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    Yum! Not overly sweet, spumante type sparkler with clean, fruity finish. Lotsa little bubbles. Went well with our white cheddar & red grapes. 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 ... wine. Drink now. 88.Rochford Muscat NV, RutherglenRochford also produced a sticky with grapes from Rutherglen, the Victorian region renown for its Tokays, Muscats and ports (as well as Durif). I did not take a detailed tasting note, but recall this to be well-rep... Read More

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  • 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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