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Alluringly aromatic and delightful, Muscat 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 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 Bordeaux's Muscadelle, which is acutally unrelated.

Tasting Notes for Muscat

Muscat 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 Muscat can work well with lighter desserts like key lime pie and lemon meringue, while fully sweet Muscat-based dessert wines are enjoyable after dinner with an assortment of cheeses.

Sommelier Secrets for Muscat

Muscat 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 varieties.

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  • Cantine Elvio Tintero Moscato d'Asti Sori Gramella 2018 Front Label
    Cantine Elvio Tintero Moscato d'Asti Sori Gramella 2018
    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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      • Tropical Mango Moscato Front Label
        Tropical Mango Moscato
        Muscat from Italy
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      • Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2019 Front Label
        Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2019
        Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        4.5 218 Ratings
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      • G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
        G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2019
        Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
        • RP90
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      • St. Supery Moscato 2018  Front Label
        St. Supery Moscato 2018
        Muscat from Napa Valley, California
          4.2 89 Ratings
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        • Marenco Scrapona Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
          Marenco Scrapona Moscato d'Asti 2019
          Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2019  Front Label
            Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2019
            Muscat from Italy
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            • La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
              La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2019
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
              • RP89
              4.4 8 Ratings
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            • Seven Daughters Moscato 2019  Front Label
              Seven Daughters Moscato 2019
              Muscat from Italy
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              • Terra d'Oro Moscato 2018  Front Label
                Terra d'Oro Moscato 2018
                Muscat from California
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                • Torres Vina Esmeralda 2017  Front Label
                  Torres Vina Esmeralda 2017
                  Muscat from Penedes, Spain
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                  • Smoking Loon Blue Loon Moscato 2017 Front Label
                    Smoking Loon Blue Loon Moscato 2017
                    Muscat from California
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                    • Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2019 Front Label
                      Ruffino Moscato d'Asti 2019
                      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                      • Cupcake Vineyards Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
                        Cupcake Vineyards Moscato d'Asti 2019
                        Muscat from Italy
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                        • Quady Electra Moscato 2019  Front Label
                          Quady Electra Moscato 2019
                          Muscat from California
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                          • Lost Angel Moscato 2018  Front Label
                            Lost Angel Moscato 2018
                            Muscat from California
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                            • 14 Hands Moscato 2018  Front Label
                              14 Hands Moscato 2018
                              Muscat from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                              • Menage a Trois Moscato 2018  Front Label
                                Menage a Trois Moscato 2018
                                Muscat from California
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                                • Middle Sister Sweet and Sassy Moscato  Front Label
                                  Middle Sister Sweet and Sassy Moscato
                                  Muscat from California
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                                  • Smoking Loon Blue Loon Moscato 2018  Front Label
                                    Smoking Loon Blue Loon Moscato 2018
                                    Muscat from California
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                                    • Angove Family Winemakers Nine Vines Moscato 2019  Front Label
                                      Angove Family Winemakers Nine Vines Moscato 2019
                                      Muscat from South East Australia, Australia
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                                      • Zind-Humbrecht Muscat 2018  Front Label
                                        Zind-Humbrecht Muscat 2018
                                        Muscat from Alsace, France
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                                        • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Moscato d'Asti 2019  Front Label
                                          Fontanafredda Briccotondo Moscato d'Asti 2019
                                          Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                                          • ViNO Moscato 2016 Front Label
                                            ViNO Moscato 2016
                                            Muscat from Washington
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                                            3.9 15 Ratings
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