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Ventana Orange Muscat, Arroyo Seco, USA

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Average Price $18 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Muscat

Muscat (Moscato in Italy, Moscatel in Spain and Portugal) is the name given to one of the oldest grape families in the world. The grapes we know today as Muscat – which are believed to have originated in the Middle East – have been used in winemaking since the times of the ancient Greeks. However, a long history brings with it an equally long list of synonyms, mutations and crossings.

There is no one "true" Muscat, but rather a great many incarnations, each with its own regional nuance and character. We are able to refine the list down to six key members of the family, one of which stands above the rest.

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains (Moscato Bianco in Italy) is the oldest and most highly valued of the Muscat family. It is grown throughout the Old and New Worlds in a range of styles as di ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Arroyo Seco wine region

    Arroyo Seco is an AVA in the middle of the Salinas Valley in Monterey County, California. Its cool climate means it is blessed with one of the longest growing seasons in California, making it well suited to the production of premium wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Arroyo Seco wines are highly respected by critics but not well known by consumers.

    The Arroyo Seco River, an eastward-flowing tributary of the larger Salinas River, cuts a narrow gorge into the Santa Lucia mountains just south of the town of Greenfield. The AVA covers the area inside the gorge, as well as the flat valley floor in the east.

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  • Central Coast wine region

    The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to general ... more

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