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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  • Jacobs Crk Moscato

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    Wine review by rachelisblonde


  • Rosenblum Pink Moscato 2011

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    One characteristic that was expected and favourable, is "sweet" on the first bite. This promising start however turns to dry and oaky rather quickly. The second sip was searching for that sweet, which was refound, but lost again amounst the dry wood. Ah well, not my cup of tea...er...wine, but if you're looking for dynamics with a chew of dry... Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Corbett Canyon Moscato California Coastal Classic NV

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    Wine review by Clars


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  • Beringer Vineyards Sparkling Moscato

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    O Yum! A very pleasant sparkling moscato, golden color, and slightly nutty flavor with notes of dried apricot. Didn't take long to finish off the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Alasia Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Excellent tasting wine at a very modest price. Read More

    Wine review by kelluvssandy


  • Lordona Vineyards Moscato Monterey 2013

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    Kak and oh yuk. I expected a much nicer moscato for this price. Such a bitter, foul taste, I could not even swallow the first gulp. Dumped it down the drain. I don't even want to cook with it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Menage a Trois Moscato 2013

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    Meh - slight bitter grapefruit notes. Very similar to Dancing Coyote moscato. ... ... at all, more like muscat than moscat Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Fisheye Moscato 2005

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    Wine review by Aerdog


  • Ecco Domani Moscato 2011

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    Love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by JeffS23


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