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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 as either still, dessert or fortified wine. But especially Spain, Greece, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Portugal. California, Oregon, New York, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Peru, Argentina.
 
Type or types of wines the grape produces: dry white, dessert (which ranges everywhere from off dry to honeyed and sweet), late harvest dessert wines, botrytis wines, off dry to sweet sparkling: Moscato d’Asti, Asti Spumante, fortified: Moscatel Madeira, Sherry, Vin Doux Naturel in France (such as Muscat de Beaumes de Venises), Moscatel de Setubal in Portugal, brandy: Metaxa in Greece, Pisco in Peru and Chile, ice wines
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Black Muscat (aka. Black Hamburg, Golden Hamburg, Muscat Hamburg)

Derived from a Schiava Grossa x Muscat of Alexandria cross, Black Muscat has more than 30 synonym names, including Muscat Hamburg, Black Hamburg and Golden Hamburg. In most of the world, Black Muscat is destined for table grape production. However, in certain markets it is also used to produce wine. In California, in the hot southern reaches of the Central Valley, Black Muscat's black-berried grapes are used in the production of dessert wine. The most notable is a richly colored and aromatic wine known as 'Elysium' made by Quady Winery in Madera. In Eastern Europe, it delivers a fair amount of light, grapey red wine with some Muscat aroma.


In a world dominated with pictures of pale skinned perfume models, your dark complexion is a refreshing change. Thank goodness for the House of Quady who has been using your exotic scent to promote their intoxicating potion known as 'Elysium'. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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The best sparling muscar wine is Medio y Medio form Uruguay . You can buy it visiting www.medio.uy 

– Description from Bacco Uruguayo

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