Originally Posted by KS_alabama
Just wanted to throw my 2-cents in, since I was online looking for an answer to this very question. I assumed they were somehow "related" for the simple fact that both the muscato wines AND the muscadine have the same weird "aftertaste" or "undertone" (whatever you want to call it). There's a distinct flavor to the muscato that is also present in muscadine grapes. So if they're unrelated, I'm completely baffled by their similar odd flavor.
KS alabama - I made moscato this year. I made it because a tried some that a friend made several years ago and I liked it. Mine has a weird aftertaste. I like it, but it's unusual. I'm not a moscato expert at all (I actually know very little about it). I was wondering if my wine was "off", but now based on your comment, I'm wondering if it's just typical moscato. Could you describe the distinct flavor that you mentioned? Thanks!