You can find it on labels as Muscat, Muscatel, Moscatel or Moscato, but it’s the same grape. Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Muscat/Muscatel.

December 15, 2010

There is no doubt that some of you that are by now a little over-chardonnayed. Oaked or unoaked, a certain tiredness sets into the palate. You could argue that the effect must be psychological rather than physiological, since the Chardonnay grape produces wines as diverse as Corton Charlemagne and Chablis. None the less, even the act of asking a wine waiter for the Chardonnay, New World or otherwise, eventually palls. You find yourself wondering ‘is there any other white wine that I can order?’

The obvious response to palate fatigue is to order a Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s possible that like me, that’s a transition you already made a while back. You could try a Semillon, they’re out there in increasing numbers. Or you could try something very different, like a Muscat. The Muscat grape is unusual in one respect – it’s a grape that tends to give its particular flavour to its wine no matter where it’s planted. To put it another way, it’s a vine that doesn’t reflect its terroir. You can find it on labels as Muscat, Muscatel, Moscatel or Moscato, but it’s the same grape. Don’t be confused here with Muscadet, which is a bone dry wine from France’s Loire valley.

It has an aromatic quality that most commonly is put to good effect in sweet dessert wines, but the range of wine types produced by the Muscat grape is large, from the very sweet to very dry. But whatever the style, the essentially floral, almost orangey, flavour of the grape will always be present in the wine. You may have come across the grape without knowing it if you’ve ever tasted Asti Spumante, the slightly sweet sparkling wine from northern Italy. Because of its distinctive flavour, of all the grape varieties, it’s the easiest one to spot in blind tastings.

Around the world the Muscat grape turns up in variety of guises. In Italy it makes spumante, in Spain it’s one of only three permitted grapes for sherry, in Greece they distil a Muscat wine to make their Metaxa brandy, in Peru they distil Muscat wine to make their national brandy, Pisco, and in Chile and Australia it’s widely planted for blending with other whites. Using the Muscat grape as part of cepage is fairly common, since even in small proportions it can add body and aroma to what might otherwise be flat and uninteresting wines.


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Restaurant reservations in Manila Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Pampanga is fast gaining the respect of food and wine lovers from Manila and tourists from all over Asia as a holiday destination that has good restaurants. Manila residents spending holidays in Clark often wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Pampanga. Within Angeles City, there is one restaurant in Clark that is lauded by food and wine lovers as one of the best restaurants outside Manila to enjoy good wine and good food. This is also one of the good restaurants in Pampanga that is very child friendly also. Visitors to Clark Philippines rarely pass up in the opportunity to dine at one of the best restaurants in Pampanga.

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