Muscat

Muscat or Moscato, whichever you prefer, is the highly aromatic white grape varietal behind some of the most iconic wines of Europe. It can be either dry or lusciously sweet in Alsace, France where it is one of the 'noble grapes' or it can be a fortified sweet wine in the region of Beaumes de Venise. Or in Italy as the fizzy and sweet Moscato d'Asti. However, on the opposite side of the world in Australia it is best known for the maderised fortified wines of Rutherglen which taste like cooked peaches and date loaf.