The muscat variety belongs to the muscat family of grapes - and so do moscatel and muscat ottonel. Food pairings: Muscat shows best on its own: without food but sweet wines will pair with dessert. Districts: muscat grows in most vine-friendly climates, including Italy, the Rhône Valley (where it is called muscat blanc à petits grains) and Austria (where it is called Muskateller). Typical taste: often sweet and always fruity, with a characteristic grapefruity and musky aroma. Muscat wines are easily recognizable to anyone who has tasted a Muscat table grape.