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
$28
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.
Monte De Oro 2019  Muscat Canelli
89 points
$24
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of apricot jam, honeysuckle, almond tea cakes, and candied violet with a round, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long apricot nectar, ripe fig and Meyer lemon finish. A delightful Temecula Muscat that will serve well as an aperitif, with shellfish or simply on its own.
Bonterra 2018 Blue Heron Vineyard Dry Muscat Muscat
85 points
$16
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.