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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  • Italy

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

  • 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...

  • California

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

  • USA

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

  • France

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

  • Alsace

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

  • Piemonte

Popular Wineries using Muscat

  • Cantina Terre Del Barolo

    The wine cellar “Lands of the Barolo“ The “Terre del Barolo“ winery ‘s distinguished range of pro...

  • Feudi di San Gregorio

    Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclai...

  • Bolla

    Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla....

  • San Silvestro

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly prod...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

  • Tommasi

    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

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Muscat on Snooth

  • Jacobs Creek Sparkling Rose Moscato NV

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    Too sweet Read More

    Wine review by cheins


  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Moscato d'Asti D.O.C.G NV

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    Good moscato. Not super sweet, light flavor of green apple with very clean finish. I've tasted better for lower price, but this would go well with spicy dishes. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Cavit Collection Moscato NV

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    Oh Ya! Scrumptious moscato from Italy. Lycee nut with apricot finish, slight effervescent. Discovered it at beverage outlet store for 7 bucks. What a great wine! Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Adelaida Ice Wine NV

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    Very much enjoyed this dessert wine from Adelaida in Paso. Rich, ripe apricot, honey and orange cream are balanced with just the right amount of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Cantina di Casteggio Op Moscato 2009

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    Best flavor and just the right sweetness Read More

    Wine review by sahrahmarcus


  • David Stone Vineyards Moscato

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    For being an inexpensive variety of wines, I was super surprised when I ran across this brand. I usually don't spend under $17 for a decent bottle of wine that is under a 2 year vintage. I didn't have my debit card on my person, only a few dollars cash; I am glad I picked this brand. When I pulled the cork, I was very pleased at the aroma. I acq... Read More

    Wine review by hikingtheusa


  • Gaierhof Moscato Giallo Trentino DOC 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by pdrog


  • Almaden Heritage Moscato L. Box NV

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    I just discovered this fabulous wine. Almaden Heritage Moscato has got to be the best wine I have had in months. The local wineries here in the Bourbon Capital of the world can't touch this one! Great price, too. Read More

    Wine review by Shirla


  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    awesome shit, got sooo drunk on it, LOL Read More

    Wine review by Patrick3000


  • 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. 87 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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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