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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  • David Stone Vineyards Moscato

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    For being an inexpensive variety of wines, I was super surprised when I ran across this brand. I usually don't spend under $17 for a decent bottle of wine that is under a 2 year vintage. I didn't have my debit card on my person, only a few dollars cash; I am glad I picked this brand. When I pulled the cork, I was very pleased at the aroma. I acq... Read More

    Wine review by hikingtheusa


  • Gaierhof Moscato Giallo Trentino DOC 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by pdrog


  • Almaden Heritage Moscato L. Box NV

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    I just discovered this fabulous wine. Almaden Heritage Moscato has got to be the best wine I have had in months. The local wineries here in the Bourbon Capital of the world can't touch this one! Great price, too. Read More

    Wine review by Shirla


  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato Sonoma Valley Bubbly Spumante 2006

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    awesome shit, got sooo drunk on it, LOL Read More

    Wine review by Patrick3000


  • Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013

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    This wine is about 5 euros in Spain - an unbelievable bargain by North American ... and lightly fried scallops. Muscat flavours predominate. Excellent value. 87 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Luccio Moscato d'Asti 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by sundial


  • Barefoot Moscato 2012

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    Nice and light, perfect if you're into sweet and fruity wines. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Flip Flop Moscato Premier 5 2010

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    This is one of the first wines I bought and tried on my own and I was disappointed. I found it to be very weak with little to no flavor. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Probably the best moscato I've ever had. Perfectly bubbly and sweet without tasting heavy. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Beringer California Red Moscato

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    It wasn't a bad wine, just a bit too strong for me at first sip. I had to add some macerated fruit to cut down on the burn and up the sweetness, which helped considerably. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


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