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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  • France

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

  • California

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

  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

  • USA

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

  • 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...

  • Italy

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

  • Alsace

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

  • Piemonte

Popular Wineries using Muscat

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Château Paul Mas

    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Château De Seguin

    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

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Muscat on Snooth

  • Flip Flop Moscato Premier

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    This is one of the first wines I bought and tried on my own and I was disappointed. I found it to be very weak with little to no flavor. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Probably the best moscato I've ever had. Perfectly bubbly and sweet without tasting heavy. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Beringer California Red Moscato

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    It wasn't a bad wine, just a bit too strong for me at first sip. I had to add some macerated fruit to cut down on the burn and up the sweetness, which helped considerably. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Ste Chapelle Moscato Chateau Series NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by SLKimball


  • Espinoza - SW of Escondido - Cab, Mourv, Syrah, GrencheAbove Malibu is the ... ... Family - Zin, Chard, Pinot, Muscat, Port, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Petite SirahRosenthal Estate - Cab and Cha Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Quady Electra Red 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jim Sowash


  • Apothic White 2012

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    A blend but the reisling really stands out here. If you like semi-sweet reisling, you'll like this. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Just got home after having dinner following the tasting. Met up with Mr and Mrs ... ... had a Petite Manseng, Muscat blend that was super sweet. Maybe that's what the market asks for. Just wasn't my style. Afterwards we had dinner at Starks and enjoyed a 2012 Ceritas Heintz Chardonnay, 2012 Halcon Esquisto  and a 2010 Sandlands Mataro. Head an... Read More

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  • Just got this from Adam Lee. Meeting up with eMark and Foxall Monday for dinner. Should we change venues and do this? Not at all familiar with what Virginia has to offer. Hey All, Not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but wanted to invite all of you in the Santa Rosa area to a tasting of Virginia wines that we are hosting next Monda... Read More

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