Muscat

About this grape variety

Muscat is one of the oldest known grape varieties in the Rhone valley, with evidence that it was grown here in Roman times.

It is relatively delicate, susceptible to fungal diseases, especially gray rot. It grows well in poor soils. The intensity and generosity of its fruit are most apparent when it is young.

Information

  • Nose

    One senses the grape of the variety; an aromatic aspect featuring white pepper, musky notes, with hints of exotic fruit and rose petals.

  • Palate

    Often dry, sharp and very aromatic

  • Origin

    Greece, Alsace, Drôme in France. Mentioned by Reymondin in Valais in 1798.

Muscat

31.3 ha out of 4675 ha, or 0.67%

Tasting profile

Fruity

Floral

Light

Fresh

Dry

102 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

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Other wines

Muscat is also known for its ability to produce other types of wine: sparkling, sweet and fortified.

wine cellars

Taste this grape variety

Savièse

16 wines from this cellar

Cave Au Soleil Levant

Blaise Dubuis controls the entire production process, from the vine to the bottle and produces 13 wines.

Salquenen

20 wines from this cellar

Edmund Constantin-Stoffel

The wines are sold directly on the estate, ensuring every bottle receives the same care and attention.

Sion

18 wines from this cellar

Les Celliers de Sion

Les Celliers de Sion is the meeting of two skills and two traditions: the Varone and Bonvin houses.

Your tasting profile

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apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight

Medium-bodied

intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp

Fresh

without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry

Semi-sweet

mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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