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 was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely ... harvest Petit Manseng, 5% Muscat Raisen in Bourbon barrels).  After the tastings, we selected a bottle of the 2012 Merlot and went to the patio to enjoy our picnic lunch of meats & cheeses (charcuterie) while talking politics.  The bottle of Merlot was rather expen... Read More

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  • And when you do drink it, report back, please.  Rutherglen Liquer Muscat is certainly well thought of by Oz Clarke. Read More

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  • Gabriele Moscato 750m

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    I found this bottle of wine in a local shop. I like sweet wines and was a little skeptical at first when the bottle said sweet white wine for a Moscato, as i have tried a few that said they were sweet but did not please my palate. I loved this wine from the first sip. I will continue to purchase it as long as the store carries it. Read More

    Wine review by Nataliss


  • Dear Magtrev,indeed Saxonvale is long gone. I remember visiting them in 1982 ... ... tag is true, and the Muscat originates from Rutherglen, and it is now 40 to 60 years old, and hopefully is in drinkable condition, then it is actually worth a bit as a curio, perhaps at auction. About A$50 to A$200 depending on condition and the market that y... Read More

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  • Arbor Mist Peach Moscato NV

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    loved the peach flavor very nice Read More

    Wine review by tikka666


  • Butterfly Kiss Moscato 2012

    Snoothrank:

    i loved this wine it is sweet and yet not overly sweet i could taste all the flavors so far this is my fav. wine Read More

    Wine review by tikka666


  • Not much info out there. Saxonvale seems to have been in existence from the ... Chardonnay and obviously a Muscat. My simple thought are if it were special there would be more wine out there, there would be some critical reviews in the wines and likely the bottle you have would already be empty. Then again a sweet Muscat should age well and yo... Read More

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  • I know nothing about this bottle as it was given to me from someone who had it ... ... the pictures, it's a muscat from saxonvale estate in hunter valley. from my research the saxonvale estate no longer seems to exist with some of the original land being absorbed by vinyards around it  but that is all i can find out. Than Read More

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  • Luccio Moscato D Asti 2011

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    love this wine anytime always have one or more bottles on hand Read More

    Wine review by chantal566


  • Gabriele Moscato 750m

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    No written review

    Wine review by juliegean


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