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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  • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Delicious! I've been trying, with little success, to find a wine or wines, that I enjoy and it's been difficult. I personally can't handle the dry burning sensation that so many of them leave when going down. This was perfect. I'll be totally honest and say I had 6 glasses. Not sure if it was the low alcohol content or what but I felt absolutely... Read More

    Wine review by svanieceb


  • Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2005

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64493.Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise is an AOC created in 1945 for sweet white wines made from the muscat grapes [noir and blanc ] from around the village of that name about 15 miles east of the town of Orange on the southerly facing slopes of a limestone hill ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an ... ... Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. Childress Vineyards 2010 Reserve Chardonnay - Nobody exemplifies North Carolina's past, present and future better than Richard Childress. A former moonshine runner turned stock car driver turned NASCAR magnate, Childress has a de... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina


  • When the world's wine wizards come a'knocking, you better start ... ... ... and tamjanika, “a Muscat sort originated from Southern France.” Offering advice and assistance with wine regions is only part of France's collaboration with Serbia, the article said. “Boskovic underscored that, in the talks with Minister Le Foll, the support for Serbi... Read More

    From the article French Kiss: France To Help Serbian Wine Regions


  • As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one ... ... of 89% Riesling and 11% Muscat Gordo from Victoria, Australia can be had widely for $10 or less. It begins with aromas of guava, citrus, pear, and floral notes. Tasting the wine shows mango, pear and peach flavors that combine into just a really nice level o... Read More

    From the article Five Dependable Whites You Can Find (Most) Anywhere


  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... ... *Mataro *Tempranillo *Muscat Hamburg *MissionCarnelianTannatPrimitivoGamay (Napa) *Touriga Nacional *RoyaltyMeunier *NebbioloDolcettoMontepulcianoCharbonoTeroldegoCinsaut *SouzaoCenturianSalvadorPinotageAglianicoCarmenereCounoiseDornfelderTouriga Francesca&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • When in doubt, fruit it out. A recent story by Malay Mail Online revealed ... ... 'koshu' and 'Muscat Bailey A' were certified by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, making its exported wine recognizable in Europe,” the article said. The wine's interesting qualities make it a perfect pairing for Japanese cuisine, Malay Mail said. ... Read More

    From the article Winemakers From Japanese Region Turn To Fruity Wines To Foster Fame


  • Rocca Cerrina Moscato

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    No written review

    Wine review by huhuhupo


  • Bestheim Alsace Muscat Altereben 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Navarro Vineyards Anderson Valley Mendocino Muscat Blanc 2012

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    Real nice Mendocino muscat blanc. Fresh lemon citrus on the nose and creamy tangerine and apricot on the palate. Just a slight bit of sweetness on the front end that coats the tongue followed quickly by a nice bite of acidity and a medium length finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro 2006: A sweet sparkling wine with delicious undertones of apricot and honey. I loved the way the tantalising bubbles played on my tastebuds. Can be enjoyed by itself or with a fruit tart or even a creamy risotto, enjoy!

    Comment by 125035qutins 125035 qutins


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