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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  • Val d'Orbieu Muscat de St.-Jean-de-Minervois NV

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    Wine review by guillebaud


  • Rare Wine Company New Orleans Special Reserve Madeira NV

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    A very fresh nose that is almost grapy, rasiny with a muscat edge and a fruit taffy top note. Very fine in the mouth with loads of burnt sugar up front then a lively and balanced mid-palate with great richness and sneaky length. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Willm White Blend Alsace Aoc Gentil NV

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    Very yeasty nose - its a very acidic wine with large bubbles. There's enough sugar to soften this in the mouth, but it also has a very musty finish. Its made in a traditional style, and has a traditional taste. Some pleasant notes of rose petals on the finish. However, for the price (less than $10) its a good deal Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • M & R Asti Spumante Sparkling Wine NV

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    Decent Spumante for the price. Perfect for New Years Eve on a budget Read More

    Wine review by vlandino


  • Dezzani Moscato d'Asti NV

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    Wine review by vlandino


  • Torres Esmeralda 2007

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    One of the wines we drank on Christmas Eve with traditional fish dishes (we had herring, carp, salmon; also shrimps). Floral, crisp, delicate, seems to suit salty foods pretty well - nice, settling contrast. The way it fit the meal was acknowledged by everyone at the table - wine lovers, casual drinkers, almost-non-drinkers. That's pretty tellin... Read More

    Wine review by shot2pieces


  • Vittorio Bera Moscato d'Asti 2008

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    Fresh, balanced and elegant, a perfect idea of a natural and very well-done sparkling wine from Moscato's grapes. I love it. Read More

    Wine review by Giampiero Nadali


  • M & R Asti Spumante Sparkling Wine NV

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    Wine review by belka


  • Martini Rossi & Asti NV

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    Wine review by belka


  • Hello, looking for any info on the subj.I've heard of Austrian and Moldavian variety, also Northern FranceWhat can I find in US and where?I'd appreciate any hintAlex Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dry Muscat


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