All About the Muscat Grapes!
This week Messina Hof received our first grape truck from the Texas High Plains – Muscat Canelli! In honor of this moment, we are sharing a few fun facts about the Muscat family of grapes.
Winemaking team with Muscat Canelli grapes
The Muscat family of grapes includes over 200 grape varieties grown all over the world.
Muscat is the only grape used to make wine that is also frequently enjoyed as a table grape and used to make raisins.
This grape makes wines in different styles ranging from dry to sweet to still, sparkling, and fortified.
Muscat is thought to be one of the oldest varieties of grapes.
Muscat grapes can be found in a range of colors including orange, pink, pale white, deep red, bluish golden yellow, and even near black!
Dominant flavors in Muscat include meyer lemon, mandarin orange, pear, orange blossom, and honeysuckle.
Enjoy this grape for yourself in Messina Hof’s Tribute Series Moscato, Texas Sparkling Moscato, Aggie Network Muscat Canelli and Orange Muscat Mistella.