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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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... French Colombard (9%), and Muscat (4%) were included in the blend. All of the fruit is from Clarksburg, California. White peach aromas light up the nose. The palate is stuffed with a bevy of fresh and dried apricot flavors as well as hints of crème fraiche. Mesq... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer


  • Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014

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    OK so this is from Nova Scotia - a very marginal wine region... however, the area around Wolfville is producing electric ( read: nervy, acidic but still slightly off-dry, slightly sparkling wine of the rose variety) wine. The wine is strangely balanced: the acidity of the slightly underdone grapes plus some residual sugar works to perfection. A... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines ... ... achieved through Viognier, Muscat Canelli, and Muscat. Weight, texture, and depth are made possible by Semillon and Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc is the structural beam of acidity. Each varietal is cultivated to be its very best self. Blending begins only after fer... Read More

    From the article All About Wine, Vine by Vine


  • Candoni Moscato

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    Effervescent mouthfeel is extremely fruity with notes of peach and apricot, honey and oranges. In the mouth this is delicate and honeyed with lots of ripe red apples, pear and floral notes of orange blossom and a slight touch of tart lemon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Villa Rosa Asti NV

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    absolute favorite white wine, hard to find these days. Read More

    Wine review by MoscotoLover


  • Among the sparklers, Jacquesson's GVS beat out the Schramsberg BdN, though ... though ... the Constantia muscat beat out both the Donnhoff Eiswein, and the Banyuls (yeah, not white) on the other, reds night. Not always easy to get ahold of the Constantia so jumped at the chance.  Even WS is getting on their bandwagon lately (though several of... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... ... Constantia Estate Vin de Muscat de Constance, 1999Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein, 2001   Meal 2 (8 people; all about the red wine; indoors with airconditioning) Food:EscargotsGazpachoGoat cheese tart with rocket and smoked duckRack of la... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Bricco Riella Moscato d'Asti 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Traunero07


  • Yeah, it's back! Thanks Mark A. for the fix, sorry I broke ... we also had some really good muscat, everyone said this is the wine to drink with asparagus.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Mirassou Winery Moscato California 2015

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    Lemon glaze shortbread cookie nose gives way to a slightly fizzy, honeysuckle and sugared lemon and tangerine palate with some crisp straw notes. Fresh and light for easy drinking and a perfect mealtime friend. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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