Morio-Muskat is an intensely aromatic but rather flabby German cross. Wines produced from Morio-Muskat are usually light bodied, with a fresh acidity and low alcohol.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Morio-Muskat is a white-skinned grape variety. It is well known for its intensely sweet flavour and highly aromatic character. Its aromas can range from lusciously sweet to delicately floral, with a hint of spice and honey. Its flavour profile is usually mild and rounded. Where is it Grown: Morio-Muskat is mainly grown in Germany, Austria, and Hungary. It is also occasionally found in other parts of the world, such as South-Africa. Viticulture and Winemaking: Morio-Muskat is a mid-to late ripening variety with high yields but low sugar levels. It is usually fermented in stainless steel tanks to make simple and easy drinking white wines. Regional Styles: Morio-Muskat can be made into a variety of styles, from light and crisp, to off-dry and sweet. In Germany, it is usually made in a dry style, while in Austria it is often made in a sweeter style, especially around the "Neusiedlersee". In Hungary, it is usually made in a more aromatic and slightly sweet style. Food Pairing: Morio-Muskat pairs well with a variety of dishes, from spicy Asian cuisine to rich desserts. It is also a great match for fish and seafood dishes. Fun Fact: Morio-Muskat has thought to be a cross of Silvaner and Muscat blanc a petits grains. However, recent DNA-analysis contradicts both suggested parents. To date, true parentage remains unclear.

Fresh Morio-Muskat grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Foods to pair with Morio-Muskat:

Asian food
Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Morio-Muskat

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