About White Muscat White Wine

About White Muscat White Wine
The Muscat grape is of ancient origins dating to Greek and Roman times. There are many types widely planted around the Mediterranean basin and the New World. It is intensely aromatic, with a distinctive floral quality and can be ripened to the point of being quite heavy. As such, it is most often seen in a range of dessert styles from the crisp, refreshing Moscato d'Asti of Piedmont to fortified French, Spanish, or Australian elixirs.

Top Picks for White Muscat

Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Derby White Blend New Jersey
88 points
Silvery straw color. Creamy, floral aromas of pressed flowers, fresh whipped creme, pavlova with flower waters, starfruit, and ripe lychee with a supple, bright, fruity light body and an even, charming, medium-length finish with no oak. A creamy, floral treat that hits the palate like a soft down pillow.
Smirk 2017  Moscatel
86 points
Pale straw green color. Green aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and blossoms, honeyed sultanas, aloe, and herb-mint paste with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish revealing notes of fruit salad, starfruit, and mineral water with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A soft, easy-breezy summer sipper.
86 points $15.99
Augusta Winery 2017 Estate Bottled Dry Muscat
85 points
Emerald straw color. Aromas of orange blossom water, fruit cup, pear fruit snacks, and honeycomb with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk peach tisane, starfruit, asian pear, and Jordan almonds finish. A dry and floral white that will be a fun choice for tapas.
85 points $14.82