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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  • California

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

  • France

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

  • 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

  • Dark Horse Wine

    Named 2007 Winemaker of the Year by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, winemaker Michael Loykasek ha...

  • Estancia Estates

    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Almaden Vineyards

    For over 150 years, Almaden Vineyards wines have been welcome at America's table. We offer a wide...

  • Glass Mountain

    It has been more than hundred years since California wine pioneer Jean Laurent quarried stone fro...

  • Matchbook

    Our Vision. "Produce wines we love to drink at prices we don't mind paying

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

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Muscat on Snooth

  • Eberle Muscat Canelli 2004

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    Wine review by llmelyte


  • Sutter Home Moscato Moscato Bianco Central Valley 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by llmelyte


  • http://www.decanter.com/news/265517.htmlFrom the producer Miguel Torres: "The ... month. It is made from the Muscat grape, and the alcohol content is reduced to 0.5% by using a spinning cone, an extractor that separates alcohol from wine.", quote from Decante Read More

    Forum post in the topic 0.5% alcohol


  • Crown Valley Muscat Canelli NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by deaster0417


  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    Very close to being one of my favorite. Very citrus filled. Lime and apple combine to form a wonderful in meal and after meal treat. Read More

    Wine review by bassman


  • Quady Winery Black Muscat California Elysium 2005

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    Wine review by swgracie


  • Becker Vineyards Muscat Canelli NV

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    Wine review by swgracie


  • Barefoot Moscato NV

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    I have just recently started trying Muscats so I am by far not an expert, but I find this wine light, sweet, and a little fruity. This is a nice wine to sip on your porch on a hot day. Read More

    Wine review by stu0590


  • Kourtaki Muscat Samos NV

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    Paired with roasted seasonal fruits in phyllo with honey and nuts, ouzo/yogurt cream (Whole Foods, Counter Culture: Greek Isles). Paired well with cream and honey, but the sweetness of the fruit did not balance well with the wine and gave the impression of increased acidity. On it's own, or with perhaps a tart or rich pairing it is marvelous. Wo... Read More

    Wine review by rreichert


  • Two Hands Barossa Muscat Brilliant Disguise 2007

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    Refreshing, just a little spritz. Mango and pineapple dominate the lucious tropical fruits that give this wine such character. Comes in a 500 ml bottle. Great buy. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert


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