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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  • Montalcino, a Tuscan town in Central Italy, is known for its superior wines. It ... made with 100 percent White Muscat. In addition to late harvest wines, some still and sparkling versions are produced. These wines are Easter eggs on the US market. They are hard to find, but well worth the pursuit. As wine drinkers start to consider, more and m... Read More

    From the article Life Before and After Brunello


  • Domaine de Coyeux Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 1992

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    Wine review by babyubu1


  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    Wine review by rkeeler440


  • Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu ... Under’ for an Orange Muscat and Flora (Brown Brothers, £9, $15) or, if you’re feeling flush, to Sauternes in Bordeaux where a half bottle of Castelnau de Suduiraut, the second label of Cru Classe Chateau Suduiraut no less, will deliver honeyed heaven for £12 (US$... Read More

    From the article Have a Grand Cru Christmas!


  • Yarden Mt Hermon Moscato 2014

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  • Bartenura Sparking Rose Moscato

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  • 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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  • 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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