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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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  • Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
    Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label
      Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2020
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
        Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2021
        Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Ricco Mango Moscato  Front Label
        Ricco Mango Moscato
        Muscat from Italy
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        • Ricco Peach Moscato  Front Label
          Ricco Peach Moscato
          Muscat from Italy
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          • Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato Front Label
            Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato
            Muscat from Italy
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            • Patrizi Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
              Patrizi Moscato d'Asti 2021
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Prunotto Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
              Prunotto Moscato d'Asti 2021
              Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Tropical Mango Moscato Front Label
                Tropical Mango Moscato
                Muscat from Italy
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              • Centorri Moscato 2021  Front Label
                Centorri Moscato 2021
                Muscat from Lombardy, Italy
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                • G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
                  G.D. Vajra Moscato d'Asti 2021
                  Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                  • Caposaldo Moscato  Front Label
                    Caposaldo Moscato
                    Muscat from Lombardy, Italy
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                    • Vina Esmeralda Blanco 2020  Front Label
                      Vina Esmeralda Blanco 2020
                      Muscat from Penedes, Spain
                      • D96
                      4.9 7 Ratings
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                    • Ricco Cherry Moscato  Front Label
                      Ricco Cherry Moscato
                      Muscat from Italy
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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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                        • Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
                          Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato d'Asti 2021
                          Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                          • Menage a Trois Sweet Collection Moscato  Front Label
                            Menage a Trois Sweet Collection Moscato
                            Muscat from California
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                            • Quady Electra Moscato 2021  Front Label
                              Quady Electra Moscato 2021
                              Muscat from California
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                              • Saracco Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2021  Front Label
                                Saracco Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 2021
                                Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                              • Damilano Moscato d'Asti 2021  Front Label
                                Damilano Moscato d'Asti 2021
                                Muscat from Piedmont, Italy
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                                • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                                  Fontanafredda Briccotondo Moscato d'Asti 2020
                                  Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
                                  • D90
                                  4.1 18 Ratings
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                                • Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2021  Front Label
                                  Bartenura Moscato (OU Kosher) 2021
                                  Muscat from Italy
                                    4.7 9 Ratings
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                                  • Villa Rosa Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                                    Villa Rosa Moscato d'Asti 2020
                                    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
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                                    • Don Rodolfo Moscato 2021  Front Label
                                      Don Rodolfo Moscato 2021
                                      Muscat from Chile
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