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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  • Emeri Pink Moscato NV

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    We had this at our wedding and we loved it! I am finding it impossible to find it locally, if I was able to find it there wouldn't be any storage spaces left in our condo. Read More

    Wine review by Epheks


  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2010

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    From Lot 18. Now I know what all the writing on the versatility of Riesling is about, especially the more dry ones. Nice little pale gold straw number, dry with notes of raisins, slate, sourdough and yeast, with citrus zest and a slight caramel taste. All the tastes are well balanced with a long lingering and savory finish. Terrific with food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2012

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    From Lot 18. Begins with an interesting bit of cinnamon/nutmeg/caramel, sweet, but fresh, lively, and a bit spritzy. Long finish with flavors of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. A little too sweet for me to enjoy on its own, but still a lovely wine. Seemed like it would be much better with food, either cheeses and nuts or along with a dessert. Kn... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along ... ... Franc, Viognier, and Muscat grape varieties. The Palisade is located on Colorado's Western Slope and is a popular wine and fruit growing region within the Grand Valley AVA in the western half of the state. With temperate conditions and plenty of sunlight, som... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine


  • Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle to honor his Italian heritage ... Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Canelli, late harvest Gewurztraminer, and late harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. Each wine is classically structured, intensely flavored, well balanced, and elegant, showcasing the terroir of its vineyard site. Most of the vines a... Read More

    From the article Dario Sattui's Napa Valley Castle - Castello di Amorosa


  • Vietti Cascinetti Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Very sweet. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Rosatello Moscato Sweet Wine Italy NV

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    Oh Ya ! This is a fabulous true moscato with floral notes. Nice fizz, light color, very clean finish. Easy to drink. Yum! Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • The Naked Grape Moscato NV

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    Pretty good, not super sweet, a delightful note of dried apricot. Very light fizz, light color. We enjoyed it ice cold. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Carnaval Moscato Brazilian Sparkling Wine NV

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    Yum! Not overly sweet, spumante type sparkler with clean, fruity finish. Lotsa little bubbles. Went well with our white cheddar & red grapes. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Moscato Coastal Estates 2012

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    Off Dry with cirtus rind bite on the finish. More like Orange Muscat rather than Moscato. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


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