Other names: Muscatel Grape
General Information: A delicious grape characterized by its sweet, musky flavor, Muscat grapes are a European variety most commonly associated with wine-making. Muscats are large, greenish gold seeded grapes with a subtle sweetness and aroma. In addition to producing wines, this grape is also delicious out of hand and made into raisins.
Indigenous to Italy, the Muscat is also known as Muscatel, Moscato and Moskatel and the species includes more than 200 varieties. Imported from South America in the spring, Muscat grapes are harvested in the US from August to November. Grapes should be stored under refrigeration and washed before being used.