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Muscat / Moscato Wine

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Alluringly aromatic and delightful, Muscat wine never takes itself too seriously. Muscat is actually an umbrella name for a diverse set of grapes, some of which are genetically related and some of which, are not. The two most important versions are the noble, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, and Muscat of Alexandria, thought to be a progeny of the former. Both are grown throughout the world and can be made in a wide range of styles from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and even fortified. Muscat wine is well-known in Italy's Piedmont region (where it goes by Moscato) mainly as Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sparkling, semi-sweet, refreshing wine low in alcohol. On the Iberian Peninsula, it goes by Moscatel, not to be confused with Muscadelle from Bordeaux, which is actually unrelated.

Tasting Notes for Muscat / Moscato

Muscat / Moscato makes a dry, sweet or sparkling white wine. Regardless, Muscat wines always possess marked aromatics of rose petal, jasmine, honeysuckle or orange blosson. These wines can have flavors of peach, pear, Meyer lemon, orange and lychee, often with a hint of sweet spice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Muscat

Muscat is a perfect match for Asian cuisine and other spicy foods. Off-dry wines can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat / Moscato-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.

Sommelier Secrets for Muscat / Moscato

Muscat wine is one of the oldest known grape varieties, dating as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Pliny the Elder wrote in the 13th century of a sweet, perfumed grape variety so attractive to bees that he referred to it as uva apiana, or “grape of the bees.” Most likely, he was describing one of the Muscat wine varieties.

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  • Caposaldo Moscato  Front Label
    Caposaldo Moscato
    Muscat from Lombardy, Italy
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    • Tropical Mango Moscato Front Label
      Tropical Mango Moscato
      Muscat from Italy
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    • Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
      Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
      Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2019
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • St. Supery Moscato 2018  Front Label
        St. Supery Moscato 2018
        Muscat from Napa Valley, California
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        • Centorri Moscato 2020  Front Label
          Centorri Moscato 2020
          Muscat from Lombardy, Italy
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          • Ricco Peach Moscato  Front Label
            Ricco Peach Moscato
            Muscat from Italy
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            • Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
              Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2019
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia  Front Label
                Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia
                Muscat from Piedmont, Italy
                • WW89
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              • Marcarini Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
                Marcarini Moscato d'Asti 2019
                Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Terra d'Oro Moscato 2019  Front Label
                  Terra d'Oro Moscato 2019
                  Muscat from California
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                  • Cupcake Vineyards Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                    Cupcake Vineyards Moscato d'Asti 2020
                    Muscat from Italy
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                    • Bodegas Jorge Ordonez Malaga Botani Old Vines Moscatel 2019  Front Label
                      Bodegas Jorge Ordonez Malaga Botani Old Vines Moscatel 2019
                      Muscat from Spain
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                    • Cantina Gabriele Moscato (OU Kosher) 2019  Front Label
                      Cantina Gabriele Moscato (OU Kosher) 2019
                      Muscat from Italy
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                      • Menage a Trois Sweet Collection Moscato 2019  Front Label
                        Menage a Trois Sweet Collection Moscato 2019
                        Muscat from California
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                        • Ricco Mango Moscato  Front Label
                          Ricco Mango Moscato
                          Muscat from Italy
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                          • La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                            La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2020
                            Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                            • Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato Front Label
                              Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato
                              Muscat from Italy
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                              • Don Rodolfo Moscato 2019  Front Label
                                Don Rodolfo Moscato 2019
                                Muscat from Mendoza, Argentina
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                              • G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                                G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2020
                                Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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