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Moscatel

“Highly aromatic, delicate white grape that is grown in coastal Mediterranean areas and used mostly to produce sweet and off-dry white wines”.

The Moscatel (or Muscat) variety we describe here is Muscat of Alexandria, which is the one that is mostly planted in Spain, in the Eastern coastal Levante (in the Valencia and Alicante D.O.) and in the Southern part, in the D.O.s of Jerez-Sherry & Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Málaga in Andalucía. Even though Moscatel of Alexandria is thought to be original from Italy or Greece, it is an old variety which has been planted in Spain for centuries and that forms part of some of its more traditional wines, specially sweet wines.

Why we like Moscatel?

We like it because is highly aromatic, with floral notes (sometimes you can smell rose petals on Moscatel wines), orange skin aromas that are very enticing. This translates in perfumed wines that capture the consumer from the nose. In the mouth, Moscatel wines are normally made off-dry to sweet, displaying honey and fruit preserve notes and orange/tangerine reminiscences.

You’d love Moscatel if you like…

…sweet wines which are highly aromatic, with floral and fruit preserve notes in the nose and palate with orange/tangerine reminiscences. Highly aromatic off-dry wines with some sweetness, light to medium body that can be enjoyed on their own or as dessert wine.

Wines with this Grape Variety

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Cuva Vella 1980 Moscatel Valencia de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Cuva Vella 1980 Moscatel Valencia

Region Valencia

Producer Valsan 1831

Variety Moscatel

Type Sweet

£24.99

inc VAT
El Novio Perfecto Valencia

El Novio Perfecto 2015 Valencia

Region Valencia

Producer Cia Vitivinícola del Mediterráneo

Variety Moscatel,
Viura / Macabeo

Type White

£10.29

inc VAT
La Cigarrera Moscatel de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Moscatel La Cigarrera Sanlúcar

Region Jerez-Sherry & Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Producer La Cigarrera

Variety Moscatel

Type Sweet

£10.99

inc VAT
Marques de Caro Blanco Valencia de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Marqués de Caro Blanco 2015 Valencia

Region Valencia

Producer Valsan 1831

Variety Viura / Macabeo,
Moscatel

Type White

£8.29

inc VAT