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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  • St. Julian Wine Company Simply White Blend NV

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    Awesome taste and very easy to drink! Definitely a must for anyone that is starting to drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by Falsocc14


  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the ... ... ... finish. 2003 Pfaffenheim Muscat Wow, can you smell the Key Lime pie? Redolent of fresh lime zest and cut grass this smelled sweet but was dry and rich on the palate with nice lemon drop fruit. 2007 Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Spätlese Insane! T... Read More

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  • Pfaffenheim Muscat Alsace Aoc 2003

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    Sweet floral aromas -- yellow flowers in a grass field. Flavors are light with a bit of an herbal wash and some tropical fruits, mostly banana. It's light bodied and quite dry. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Dry Comal Creek Orange Muscat NV

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    Wine review by Vinegirl


  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards White Blend Finger Lakes White Stag NV

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    Wine review by Tazon


  • Alice White Lexia 2003

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    Wine review by Tazon


  • Pfaffenheim Muscat Alsace Aoc 2003

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    An unbelievably powerful nose of grape jelly. It's such rich and aromatic on the nose that you're surprised when the wine is dry. Very nice - a dry, crisp wine with surprisingly robust acidity. Raisins and peppermint on the finish Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pfaffenheim Muscat Alsace Aoc 2003

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    The nose here was intense with freshly grated lime zest over cut grass. This ... a very nice, powerful dry Muscat. 88p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Crnko Rumeni Muskat 2007

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    I absolutely loved this. I can see why it won gold in the 2007 San Francisco International wine competition. This was a BIG hit at a recent wine tasting BBQ at my house. Very fruity with a perfect sugar / bitter combination. Excellent for a summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by twistof8


  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and ... 2003 Muscat Pfaffenheim - http://www.snooth.com/wine/pfaffenheim-muscat-2003/- 2007 Dönnhoff Riesling Spätlese "Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl" - http://www.snooth.com/wine/donnhoff-kreuznacher-krotenpfuhl-riesling-spatlese-2007/- 1994 Gunter Steinmetz Mülheimer Sonnenlay ... Read More

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