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

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  • France

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

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Italy

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  • Rutherglen

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  • USA

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  • Piemonte

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  • Languedoc-roussillon

      This incredibly diverse region produces about a quarter of all the wine made in France, bu...

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    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

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    Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of...

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