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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  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2007

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    I ordered this wine and we LOVE it. We are just starting to get into wines. I have never found a wine that doesn't taste like "old" grapes.This one is wonderful. I will be ordering it again and again. We tried it at Olive Garden and thsi is the exact one.Now if we could just find a red that tastes like this one we would be all set. Got any ideas... Read More

    Wine review by jrey


  • Saracco Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2007

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    Wine review by codydingo


  • Grant Burge Moscato 2008

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    Winemakers NotesLight and fresh the 2008 Grant Burge Moscato is pale gold in colour and shows alluring lifted aromas of rose petals and floral bouquet. Subtle aromas of musk compliment the lively palate and the natural sweetness is balanced by the elegant acid structure. The wine finishes with a crisp, clean zingy taste. Lightly spritzig and low... Read More

    Wine review by Jane Sexton


  • Auldstone Liqueur Muscat 2001

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    Wine review by satz


  • Folie a Deux Menage Trois White Chard Chenin Blanc Muscat 2004

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    Wine review by Nerdsavant


  • Bonny Doon Moscato del Solo 2001

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    Wine review by genejuggler


  • Brown Brothers Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora NV

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    This is a dessert wine to try out on people who "don't like dessert wine". It's sweet but not sickly - light, citrussy and goes well with any dessert. Well worth having a stock for the right moment. Read More

    Wine review by SteveWalker


  • Shenandoah Vineyards Black Muscat 1980

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    Wine review by napagirl68


  • Mas Igneus Grenache Blend Priorat Barranc Dels Closos 2006

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    Last night I had a relatively cheap red from the Priorat region of Spain, Barranc dels Closos 2004, bottled by Igneus, that was a blend with a lot of garnacha tinta (80% with 20% carignan, I believe) in it. Unfortunately this was slightly damaged somewhere between Barcelona and my house in Western Tokyo, but I still could detect a far more sophi... Read More

    Wine review by dmcker


  • Umberto Fiore Moscato d'Asti 2007

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    Wine review by rephyroo


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