Pierre Hourlier Wines

The Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains Grape

The Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grape is known for its small seeds and normally, yellow skinned berries, which can vary slightly in colour. The grape is versatile, as it can be produced in a number of different styles and be altered to different sweetness levels, depending on the region it is made in. Muscat blanc is the oldest wine producing grape known and is still the most widely planted white variety, being particularly popular in the Southern France and Alsace regions.

This grape variety has been known to produce top quality dessert wines, but is normally used to produce dry table wines. The dry wines from the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grape is best paired with shrimp and other shellfish, because of the floral and light nature of this grape.