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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  • I don't know where people get those descriptions VV! Don't worry, you ... floral and on the order of Muscat, Viognier, and Torrontes, which it is often confused with. Depending on the producer, there can be a citrusy quality to the Viura, and the contribution of the Malvasia lends a slightly floral note, but it's hard to distinguish and when c... Read More

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  • The line between vine and village can be a non-existent one. Earlier this ... Zibibbo grape, also known as Muscat of Alexandria. The grape has North African origins and was introduced to Pantelleria by the Phoenicians, Italian publication La Repubblica said. In response to the designation, President of the European Council of Agriculture and F... Read More

    From the article Head of the Pack: Italian Village's Vineyard Techniques Gain UNESCO Recognition


  • Tintero Moscato d'Asti Sori Gramella 2013

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    Oh ya & Yum! Perfect moscato - light effervescent, sweet pears, clean finish. Grabbed a bottle while on the island of Kauai and sipped while watching the palm trees sway, listening to the ocean. Paradise for the eyes & palatte. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Domaine de Barroubio Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois 1999

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    Picked this up while on the island of Kauai. Very nice little treat. Floral ... Of course it's sweet, it's muscat. Bordering on late harvest. Yu Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • In this case, a '79 Mondavi Chardonnay Reserve stole the show. Just the fact that it was still upright, despite passive cellaring (another from a previously discussed estate sale my neighbor scored on) was enough to write about. However, this surprisingly gave some real, almost sublime pleasure, despite being on the precipice of oxidation. It dr... Read More

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  • Butterfly Kiss Moscato 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ennis1


  • Forza Moscato American

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    Wine review by lizdark


  • Papillon Sweet Sparkling Wine Van Loveren South Afrika NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Croix Milhas Rivesaltes Ambre Vin Doux Naturel NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Dessert Wine 2006

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    A beautiful desert wine like few others, although also goes very well as an after dinner wine by itself. Full of flavors. Sadly very hard to find here in the US. Read More

    Wine review by acakeandwine


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