Orange Muscat Wine Variety

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Orange Muscat is a white grape variety, used in North Eastern Victoria. There is some disagreement about whether it really is closely related to the other Muscat grape varieties.

As the name suggests Orange Muscat wines have a strong aroma of oranges. In some wines this is quite overpowering, and it gives the impression that the wine will be sweet. This is not always the case. Some Orange Muscats are quite dry, just as some aromatic Gewurztraminers are quite dry.

The variety seems to lack the lushness of other muscats so this part of the name is a distraction.

Orange Muscat is belived to have originated in France or Italy but it is seems it used now only in Australia and in small acreages in California.

Wineries Using Orange Muscat Grapes

  • All Saints Estate Rutherglen
  • Amulet Vineyard Beechworth
  • Brown Brothers King Valley
  • Goorambath Glenrowan
  • Monichino Wines Goulburn Valley
  • Scion Vineyard Rutherglen
  • St Leonards Rutherglen

Orange Muscat and Food

A dry Orange Muscat could be paired with seafood, especially if it was prepared Thai-style.

Off dry or sweeter Orange Muscat wines would go well with soft cheese, cream based desserts or even this Bread and Butter Pudding recipe.

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