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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  • Bartenura Sparking Rose Moscato

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    Wine review by KJDuren


  • Sicily has a jaded reputation. Thanks to the illustrious movie making of ... a ... a mention of Zebbibo, aka Muscat of Alexandria. These grapes grow on the tiny island of Pantelleria, an active volcanic satellite island off the coast of Tunisia. The island was under Arab rule for four centuries; during that time they introduced grapevines to t... Read More

    From the article A Sicilian Wine Renaissance


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... one-of-a-kind wine made from Muscat and Russian grape varieties), a beautiful, Bordeaux-style red blend from Black Ankle, or a mouthwatering, dry rosé from Boordy Vineyards, there's a Maryland wine for everyone. I suggest visiting the Maryland Wineries Associatio... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending


  • Noble Estate Muscat Semi Sparkling

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    Light and playful on the palate. Tiny effervescence. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Rosebrook Estate Liqeuer Muscat Rosebrook Estate Wines Dessert/Fortified Wine Muscat NV

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    Wine review by peterhayes


  • Botani Muscato 2014

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    Best off dry moscato from Spain I've ever had. Good apple, minerality, a hint of nuttiness, citrus and good acidity. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Rockr - There are a lot of those sugar shack wineries in Ohio, Indiana, ... ... ... Noir, Noiret, and Valvin Muscat. They're hybrids of vitis vinifera and American grapes. Ravens Glenn grows at least the Noiret, which they use for their port-type wine, and they also grow vitis vinifera varieties, so I think they grow their own Pinot Noir, Cab,... Read More

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  • Beringer Sparkling Red Moscato NV

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    Trustworthy in name, Beringer delivers another tasty wine to its arsenal, this time a red spritzer. In the bottle, the appealing ruby Moscato is dressed for an evening cocktail party complete with popping cork topper. The flavour that hits me first seems from the bubbly, then transitions to a slightly tart sort of cranberry. That got me think... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Sea Star Siegerrebe 2015

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    This is from one of the islands in my (mostly) British Columbia life that I ... entry is light with musky, Muscat-like favours - very inviting - especially with shellfish. The finish is off-dry, but clean and the wine is obviously well made. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • La Pena de Espana 2016

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    Bright, clean wine. A bit floral. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • 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!

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