Common synonyms: Angelicant, Angelicaut, Angélico, Auvernat blanc, Blanche douce, Bouillenc Muscat, Buillenc, Catape, Colle, Colle-Musquette, Douzanelle, Douçanelle, Guilan doux, Guillan, Guillan Musque, Guillan-Muscat, Guépié, Marmesie, Marseillais, Muscade, Muscadela, Muscadet, Muscadet doux, Muscalea, Muscat fou, Muskadel, Musquette, Pedro Ximenes Krimsky, Raisimotte, Raisinotte, Rousselou, Sauvignon vert, Sauvignon à gros grains, Sauvignon-Muscadelle, Tokay (Australia)

Parentage of the grape: DNA testing has led to the conclusion that  Muscadelle is a cross between Gouais Blanc (Heunisch Weiss) and an unknown variety.

History of the grape: It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines since the 19th century, but the producers of Liqueur Tokay were convinced that they had Pinot Gris (because that variety is known as Tokay in Alsace) or perhaps even the Harslevelu of Hungary. It was not Read more »

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  • We ought to banish preconceived notions in all areas of life, especially wine. ... ... Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes.The mist clears, and piping hot sunshine dries out the grapes. The conditions allow friendly spores known as Botrytis Cinerea to develop on the grapes. This is the beginning of the hallowed Noble Rot process.The spores... Read More

    From the article Your Thanksgiving Holiday Show-Stopper

  • On a recent trip to Bordeaux, I had the extreme pleasure of exploring a ... ... a ... Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes grow in this region. Normally on a wine list or in a wine store, you will find these “golden wines” in the dessert wine section. This is a very common misunderstanding due to the wine’s sugar levels, which makes it pron... Read More

    From the article There's more to Bordeaux than meets the eye.

  • Chateau le Tarey Loupiac 1990


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £16 from the website ... sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.. I started the first bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is certainly sweet like honey or syrup and there is plenty of an apricot,pineapple and satsuma like fruit with a hint of vanilla. In short,this is a lovely desert wine that ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Louvignes Gaillac Blanc Sec 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £5.50.Gaillac is an ... ... bottle consists of 50% muscadelle,40%loin de l'oil, and 10% mauzac,the last two grapes being native to south-west France. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fried tuna and salad. It is a dry wine with plenty of a sour apple,gooseberry and elder... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Puypezat-Rosette 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the Chateau owner when I attended ... ... sauvignon gris and 20% muscadelle.I started it last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is a sweet wine but not as sweet as say a sauternesThere is plenty of an apricot and pineapple style fruit with a little citrus and also a hint of perfume and elderfl... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... ... ... Rosewood NV Rutherglen Muscadelle   |  2 in stock  |  $24.99 Chambers Rosewood NV Rutherglen Rare Muscadelle   |  2 in stock  |  $44.99 Chambers Rosewood NV Rutherglen Special Muscat 375ml  |  4 in stock  |  $24.99 Cullen 2006 Margaret River 'Diana Madeline'  |  2... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US

  • Château de Rolland Barsac 1988


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the new website ... ... sauvignon blanc andf 5% muscadelle and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with a supper of bread and cheese. It is certainly sweet but not quite as sweet as some other Sauternes I have had and there is a pineapple and apricot... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • A few months ago, I was minding my own business, mostly, when I received a ... ... ... Blanc and, occasionally, Muscadelle. Second, the sweetness of the wines comes from the grapes being affected by botrytis cinera (also known as “noble rot”), a fungus that gradually raisinates the berries by drawing out the water, which concentrates the sugar... Read More

    From the article Experiments in Sweet Bordeaux

  • The golden wines of Bordeaux are a sweet force with which to be reckoned. While ... Blanc, and just a dash of Muscadelle. It’s rare to see more than 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% of Muscadelle used in a blend. The thin-skinned Semillon grape is the perfect playground for Botrytis.The harvesting process is long and arduous. Sweet Bordeaux wines bri... Read More

    From the article It's a New Era in Sweet Bordeaux

  • Chateau Cinc-Hilhs Cotes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine for £6 from a shop in London ... gris,semillon and muscadelle but I do not know in what proportions.I started my bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry wine. There is some sour apple style fruit with a suggestion of grapefruit and apricot especially on the finish.In short I thought this an OK bot... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

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