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 Muscat New Jersey
90 points
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, jasmine, honeydew melon, turkish delight, lilac, lime, and apricot with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish conveying notes of beeswax and almond biscotti with no oak flavor. A floral, concentrated Muscat with a velvety smooth texture.
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.
Bonterra 2018 Blue Heron Vineyard Dry Muscat Muscat
85 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, peach jam, musk, and spiced orange tea with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick panettone and lime spritz finish. A crisp and food-friendly dry Muscat.
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