Black Muscat
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Varietal Character

Black Muscat
Black Muscat

In a world dominated with pictures of pale skinned perfume models, your dark complexion is a refreshing change. Thank goodness for the House of Quady who has been using your exotic scent to promote their intoxicating potion known as 'Elysium'.

Appellations Growing Black Muscat Grapes

Appellations producing the most Black Muscat wines:

Black Muscat Grape Details

Black Muscat (aka. Black Hamburg, Golden Hamburg, Muscat Hamburg)

Derived from a Schiava Grossa x Muscat of Alexandria cross, Black Muscat has more than 30 synonym names, including Muscat Hamburg, Black Hamburg and Golden Hamburg. In most of the world, Black Muscat is destined for table grape production. However, in certain markets it is also used to produce wine. In California, in the hot southern reaches of the Central Valley, Black Muscat's black-berried grapes are used in the production of dessert wine. The most notable is a richly colored and aromatic wine known as 'Elysium' made by Quady Winery in Madera. In Eastern Europe, it delivers a fair amount of light, grapey red wine with some Muscat aroma.

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Blue Book Taste Profiles for Black Muscat from the following Appellations:

Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the Black Muscat wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.

Featured Black Muscat

Swanson Vineyards 2004 Minuit Black Muscat (Oakville ~ Napa Valley)

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Quady Winery 2006 Elysium (Madera)
Pair perfectly with dark chocolate, with ice cream desserts, and candlelight. One favorite is to pour the wine onto vanilla ice cream.
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