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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  • Liberty Creek Moscato NV

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    This product is sweet, crisp and light-bodied with delicious flavors of peach and citrus. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself, it also pairs well with sweet desserts and spicy foods. Perfect as a refreshing beverage by itself Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d'Oro 2013

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    Wine review by Rich7362


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti White 2010

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  • Hello, I like wine. I'm originally from the UK though I've lived ... are Inzolia, Malvasia, and Muscat. While my favourite reds are Nero di Troia, Morellino di Scansano, and Salice Salentino.I'm also a fan of Sauternes which is what led me here in my search for discovering which to get from my local supermarket; a 2003 or a 2005. Call me Richar Read More

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  • "I think that for 90% of the readers of that article who want to buy wine ... to rhoditis, assyrtiko and muscat. Each brings different things to the table. And when you're starting, it's easiest to pair the wine with Greek dishes like those I refer to in my post above, though the most efficient beginning might just be to ensure you've feta on ... Read More

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  • Dessert wines are often saved for the winter holidays when we tend to linger at ... at ... 750 ml, $19.99. Muscat de Beaumes-de-VeniseTransport yourself to the sunny south of France with a bottle of this vindoux naturel from a tiny appellation in the Rhone Valley. Made with the most noble of Muscat grapes, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, these f... Read More

    From the article The Sweet Taste of Summer


  • Simply Naked Unoaked Moscato 2012

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    Loved this wine. Can't get it in Alberta Canada yet though. Read More

    Wine review by cheins


  • Best's Late Harvest Muscat 2005

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    Pours a golden yellow color....this has deepened considerably since I first bought this bottle! Initial aromas that are floral, quickly followed by smells of peach, apricots, pears, and subtle grape sweetness. Flavors follow suit nicely with robust sweetness that doesn't overpower the palate and is clean on the finish, yet overall this is crea... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Los Dos Muscat Chardonnay 2013

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    A touch herbal on the nose with light apricot notes. There's a bright candied pop on entry here that's quite floral and sugary, even though this is a dry wine. It's more perfumed and like sour candy than it is literally sweet. There's also some lemon notes to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Gentile Muscat du Cap Corse 2011

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    Dashed with brandy at the beginning of fermentation, this brilliantly balanced fortified wine with a plush palate easily hides its 16% abv with mouthwatering acidity. Though four years old, it is still quite fresh on the nose, showing orange peel, exotic sweet spice and peak-of-summer peaches. Between the layers of nuance and the medium finish, ... Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • 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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