Wine Grapes: Muscat


Pronunciation: Moos-khat

Planted inItaly, Greece, South America, Spain, England


The name Muscat, or Muscat Something, in various languages, is given to over 200 distinct and often unrelated white, pinkish or black-berried varieties grown in many different regions…The name Muscat most likely derives from the musky aroma produced by a gland of the male musk deer from southern Asia that was used in the fifth century AD to make a rare fragrance.


Source: Wine Grapes 
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group

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