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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  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... ... Constantia Estate Vin de Muscat de Constance, 1999Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein, 2001   Meal 2 (8 people; all about the red wine; indoors with airconditioning) Food:EscargotsGazpachoGoat cheese tart with rocket and smoked duckRack of la... Read More

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  • Bricco Riella Moscato d'Asti 2011

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    Wine review by Traunero07


  • Yeah, it's back! Thanks Mark A. for the fix, sorry I broke ... we also had some really good muscat, everyone said this is the wine to drink with asparagus.  Read More

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  • Mirassou Winery Moscato California 2015

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    Lemon glaze shortbread cookie nose gives way to a slightly fizzy, honeysuckle and sugared lemon and tangerine palate with some crisp straw notes. Fresh and light for easy drinking and a perfect mealtime friend. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine ... ... Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir). The second stop was in Equisheim at Wolfberger. No tour here but the tasting was much better. A number of Grand Cru wines (in Alsace, only Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris a... Read More

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  • Candoni Moscato

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    Effervescent mouthfeel is extremely fruity with notes of peach and apricot, honey and oranges. In the mouth this is delicate and honeyed with lots of ripe red apples, pear and floral notes of orange blossom and a slight touch of tart lemon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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    Very good as always. Petrol, melon, citrus, lanolin and stone fruit on the nose lead to tantalizing, mouthwatering finish with plenty of minerality and acidity. Drink now - Paul 89 poits Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Still one of my favorites but the sweetness level remains at elevated level, which is not something I really like to drink on a steady basis. Apples are dominate, with orchard florals, honey and bubbles. Went great with turkey, stuffing mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms, several cheeses, green bean casserole, baked squash w/nuts and cranberry relish.... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Mirassou Moscato 2015

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    Lemon glaze shortbread cookie nose gives way to a slightly fizzy, honeysuckle and sugared lemon and tangerine palate with some crisp straw notes. Fresh and light for easy drinking and a perfect mealtime friend. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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