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Wine By Grape Variety | Muscat

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The Muscat family of grapes include over 200 different grape varieties that have been used in wine production and as raisin and table grapes around the globe for many centuries. Muscat Blancs à Petits Grains, is the most noble of the variety and is the primary grape variety used in the production of the Italian sparkling wine Asti (also known as Moscato Asti) made in the Piedmont region. It is the only wine grape that produces wines that actually taste of grapes, and can produce a range of wines from pale, bone dry whites, through to golden yellow, rich, sweet wines.

In Alsace, two types of Muscat are grown - Muscat Blancs à Petits Grains and Muscat Ottonel. They are usually blended to produce wines that tend to be light and dry with a fruity, musky character and an intensely aromatic bouquet.

Intensely sweet late harvest wines are also produced. Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is one of the best Vin Doux Naturels in France. This is produced by adding grape spirit to the partly fermented must - the best producers, such as Domaine de Durban, produce deliciously sweet wines with rich grapey aromas balanced by fruity acidity.

In Australia Muscat à Petit Grains is used to produce the fortified Liqueur Muscats of Victoria (esp. Rutherglen). These are extraordinary wines - dark and treacly with a sensational perfume of orange, raisins and honey.

 

 

Michele Chiarlo Moscato d'Asti Nivole 2020 | Halves

£11.00
Made from 100% Moscato grapes the Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti is an... Read More...

Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2016

£11.00
Domaine de Durban's Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is made from 100% Muscat... Read More...

Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2017 | Halves

£13.50
An amazing sweet wine, fabulous by itself or perfect with almost any other confection... Read More...

Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2018 | Halves

£13.50
A palate of luscious sweet oranges & apricots with a fresh lemony finish... Read More...

Buitenverwachting 1769 Muscat de Frontignan 2016

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The Buitenverwachting 1769 Muscat is a limited release, classic Constantia noble late harvest... Read More...

Massoc Frères La Gringa Moscatel 2017

From £14.95 - per bottle
The Massoc Frères La Gringa Moscatel is a superbly, refreshing white wine sourced... Read More...

Lustau Moscatel Emilín Solera Familiar

£23.95
Smooth and rich on the palate this Moscatel is reminiscent of dried fruits and spices... Read More...

Morris of Rutherglen Classic Muscat NV

£25.00
Rich & intensely flavoured with luscious flavours of sweet spices & dried fruit... Read More...

Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2016

£44.00
Drunk by Emperor's & King's this legendary sweetie is South Africa's oldest wine... Read More...

Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat NV

£85.00
A heady combination of luscious sweet spices, intense raisiny fruits & Christmas pudding... Read More...