Moscato is a white wine grape variety which is a little sweet in taste. In Australia, there are three different grape varieties with names similar to Moscato wine. These are: Muscat Gordo Blanco, Muscat a Petits Grains Blanc and Muscat a Petits Grains Rouge. While the first two are white wine varieties, the last one is a red wine variety. There shall not be a confusion between these three.
Here are some vital statistics relating to these Moscato wines in Australia:
|Muscat a Petits Grains Rouge||Muscat a Petits Grains Blanc||Muscat Gordo Blanco|
|Type||Red Wine||White Wine||White Wine|
|Area (in hectares)||240||850||2210|
|Grapes crushed (in ‘000 tonnes)||1.8||14.2||52|
|Top GI region||Riverina, Swan Hill||Riverina||Riverland, Murray-Darling|
As can be seen from the chart above that it is the Muscat Gordo Blanco varietal which is the main white wine varietal, being grown on 2210 hectares of land area. However, this is still a less popular white grape variety when compared with the other major ones.
|Variety||Area (in ‘000 hectares)||Grapes Crushed (in ‘000 tonnes)|
Moscato wines are largely consumed within Australia. The vineyard area under it has remained more or less consistent since 2001 with a little fluctuation on an annual basis.