Try a Muscat Blanc wine if you like Gewürztraminer

 

Overview of the Muscat Blanc wine varietal

Light body, low alcohol and racy acidity to balance out the fruit and sweetness. Can be made into a dry and aromatic style or a sweet style with a little spritz.

 

Why we like the Muscat Blanc varietal, grape and wine

Both styles are very different but equally delicious. The sweeter style with bubbles can be a great patio pounder or pairing for dessert. The dry style is a great food wine with loads of fruit and intense floral aromatics.

 


How to pronounce Muscat Blanc:

muss-cot BLONK


 

Flavours and aromas of Muscat Blanc wines

  • Fruit: mandarin, tangerine, stone fruit, pear, melon, grapes
  • Floral: orange blossom, potpourri
  • Other: honey, ginger, spice

 

Foods that go well with Muscat Blanc wine – varietal pairings

Food Pairings with Dry Style Muscat

  • Sushi
  • Fresh fruit
  • Salads with citrus dressing
  • Asian cuisine
  • Tofu

Food Pairings with Sweet & Bubbly Muscat

  • Fruit Salad
  • Fruit based desserts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Roasted nuts
  • Almond cake

 

Where are Muscat Blanc grapes grown?

Old World Muscat Blanc Regions

  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Portugal

New World Muscat Blanc Regions

  • Australia
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Canada

 

Interesting facts about Muscat Blanc wine

Muscat Blanc has a distinct grapey aroma. Surprisingly, most grapes don’t smell like grapes when they become wine, but Muscat is one of the few that does actually smells like grapes!

Muscat Blanc is related to (but not the same grape as) Muscat Ottoneland Muscat of Alexandria.

 

Other names for the Muscat Blanc varietal include

Moscato d’Asti, Moscatel, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains, Moscato Bianco,

 

Our favourite finds for Muscat Blanc wine

Foris Vineyards 2015 Moscato

Famille Hugel 2015 Classic Muscat

Saracco Moscato d’Asti DOCG

 

Dig Deeper: Learn More About Old World vs New World Wines

Like Muscat Blanc? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Muscat Ottonel