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 Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains Wine

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (Moscato Bianco in Italy) is the oldest member of the Muscat family, which places it in good standing as one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. The variety is named for its small berries and seeds (petits grains), as is its red-skinned mutation Muscat à Petit Grains Rouges.

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is grown widely both in Europe and the New World. It may be produced in a number of wine styles and sweetness levels, each with its own regional tradition. Dry varietal wines show a range of citrus, floral and spice aromas, with a full, dry palate. Sparkling and slightly sparkling examples are typically sweeter and tend towards melon flavors, with sweet, grapey smells. Dessert wines are typically produced as vins doux naturels.

Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
Muscat Blanc Grapes

As Moscato Bianco, the variety is planted all over Italy and makes up a significant proportion of white wine production there. It is most famously made as sparkling Asti or semi-sparkling Moscato d’Asti, vast volumes of which are exported annually. Moscato is sweet, fresh and low in alcohol, making it a popular choice for before or after dinner.

In France, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains ranks among the country's most widely planted white wine varieties. Its plantings here are predominantly in the south, where it is most famously grown in Beaumes-de-Venise, Rivesaltes and Frontignan. Although once grown widely in Alsace, today's Alsace Muscat wines are made mostly from sister variety Muscat Ottonel. Sweet Muscat Blanc wines are also made in Germany, Austria, Spain and Greece.

In Australia, the variety goes by various names, including Brown Muscat, Frontignan and Rutherglen Muscat. The latter is named for the Rutherglen wine region in the northeastern corner of Victoria. Rutherglen has long been established as a Muscat specialist region, and is home to some of the world's finest sweet fortified Muscats, luscious and deep amber in color.

Synonyms include: Moscato Bianco, Muscat Blanc, White Muscat, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Moschato Aspro, Muscatel Galego, Muskateller, Gelber Muskateller, Muscat Canelli, Moscato di Canelli, Moscadello, Muscadel, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat d’Alsace, Muscat de Frontignan, Frontignac, Brown Muscat, Rutherglen Muscat, Sarga Muskatoly, Tamianka, Tamjanika, Tamiioasa Romaneasca.

Popular blends include: Tokaji Blend.

Related grape varieties include: Muscat of Alexandria, Moscato Giallo, Moscato Rosa, Muscat Hamburg, Muscat Ottonel.

Food and wine matches for Muscat:
Europe: Shrimp ravioli (dry); panettone (frizzante and sparkling); lemon meringue tarts (sweet)
Asia: Fresh spring rolls (nem cuon) (dry, frizzante and sparkling); sea cucumber with soy sauce (dry)
Americas: Raw fish marinated in citrus with ginger (tiradito) (frizzante and sparkling)
Australasia/Oceania: Seared kingfish sashimi with citrus dressing (dry); caramel slice (fortified)
Africa/Middle East: Rosewater-flavored milk pudding (mihallabia) (frizzante)


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We found 889 matches for Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Region 
Popularity
Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia IGT, Lombardy, Italy Provincia di Pavia IGT $11 170
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine, Constantia, South Africa Constantia $78 548
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Asti $13 632
Michele Chiarlo Nivole, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $25 774
Vietti Cascinetta, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $15 783
Paolo Saracco Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $15 946
Luccio Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $10 1086
Mondoro Asti Spumante DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Asti $15 1685
Beviamo Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $15 1789
Tosti Asti Spumante DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Asti $11 1907
Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro, California, USA California $10 2131
Cinzano Asti Spumante DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Asti $11 2202
Bricco Riella Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $11 2225
Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $13 2535
Candoni Moscato, Italy Italy $13 2701
Elio Perrone Sourgal, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $16 2821
Mia Dolcea Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $15 2919
Cupcake Vineyards Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $10 3383
Umberto Fiore Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $11 3467
Beni di Batasiolo Bosc Dla Rei, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $15 3795
Marco Negri Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $18 3962
Dezzani Morelli, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $13 4306
Gancia Spumante Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Asti $11 4336
La Spinetta Biancospino, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Italy Moscato d'Asti $18 4336
Risata Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy Moscato d'Asti $13 4452
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