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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  • Crane Lake Moscato 2013

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    Has a nice crisp taste and a dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Khriz


  • I would have served a Burgundy with venison but who am I to criticise Her ... ... Klein Constantia is a sweet Muscat from South Africa that probably came out with the chocolate deser Read More

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  • The newspapers this morning in the UK had reports of last night's  official dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Chinese President,There were photographs of him and his wife with the Queen and also of the Duchess of Cambridge [the best looking member of our Royal family ] in her best dress and a diamond tiara. One of the reports included the menu... Read More

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  • Caposaldo Moscato Provincia di Pavia IGT NV

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    Did a quick do it yourself wine flight tasting at my favorite bar...not known for its wines. Served much too warm. Loads of mixed fruit and far too sweet to have on its own without food. Bottle may have been flawed for there was a bitter and metallic aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Jacobs Crk Moscato

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    No written review

    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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    No written review

    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


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