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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  • Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta Vietti 2015

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    Sweet, refreshing Read More

    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Bartenura Moscato 2013

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    For you sweeter palette drinkers this is heaven. The winemaker says "Crisp and refreshing, semi sweet, with lingering pear, tangerine, nectar and melon flavors on the finish. Perfect with dessert or fresh fruit, or sipping poolside." Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • 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


  • Villa Jolanda Strawberry Moscato NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by knolld


  • Villa Jolanda Pineapple Moscato NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by knolld


  • Risata Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    A bit too sweet Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • I started a bottle of Domaine Pouderoux Muscat de Rivesaltes one of France's 'Vin Doux Naturel's with my supper of quiche and cheese whilst I watched TV. I then saw the sad news of the death of the famous comedian Ronnie Corbett. He really was a comic genius. The wine was lovely so I raised a glass to him. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine Pouderoux Muscat de Rivesaltes 2006

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ....Muscat de Rivesaltes is an appellation created in 1956 for sweet white fortified wines made of the muscat grapes [muscat a petit grains and muscat de Alexandria ] from 90 communes in Rousillon in south-west France.Fermentation is stopped by the addition of grape spirit [brandy ],... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • When you think of drinking wine at the appropriate age, what picture comes to ... with age. Varieties such as Muscato really benefit from being youthful when consumed so they should be enjoyed while still fresh and fruity. However, if you happen to like the characters of 10 year old Muscat then that’s great!  Drink wines when you want to enjoy... Read More

    From the article To Age or Not to Age? That is the Question.


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... ... Gewurztraminer, 32 wineries; Muscat/Moscato, 57 wineries; Petite Sirah, 136 wineries; Pinot Gris/Grigio, 82 wineries; Pinot Noir, 234 wineries; Riesling, 41 wineries; Sangiovese, 98 wineries; Syrah, 315 wineries; Tempranillo, 36 wineries; Viognier, 123 wineries; and the listi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


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