Muscadelle

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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  • Domaine de Grange Neuve Monbazillac 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the producer at the London France ... blanc and muscadelle which are harvested late in order to allow the development of a fungus called Botrytis which contributes to the sweet taste.Domaine de Grange Neuve is a well established family producer in this area.I started my bottle last night with a plate of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have just returned from one of those Expedia.com City breaks. I went to ... ... sauvignon blanc,semillon and muscadelle aged in oak barrels. I thought it superb with lots of flavours. There is a gooseberry,elderlower,pineapple and apricot style fruit with overtones of vanilla. Anyway it went well with the oysters..&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine d'Arfeuille Bordeaux Blanc les Matines 2012

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    I recently went on an Expedia.com City break and I chose to go to Bordeaux. ... sauvignon blanc,semillon and muscadelle and was aged in oak barrels.It was a dry wine but not bone-dry.This wine has got so many flavours going on at once ie elderflower,gooseberry,apricot and pineapple style fruit with citrus and vanilla overtones.It is difficult ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers ... Sèmillon (33%), and Muscadelle (33%). White flowers, orange zest and white pepper dominate the nose. The palate is remarkably fresh and loaded with appealing fruits such as yellow melon and hints of green apple. Wet limestone leads the long, crisp, pleasing fini... Read More

    From the article Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.


  • Chateau Lamothe de Haux White Bordeaux 2014

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    mild nose, yet rather hard and chalky on palate... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Mayne des Carmes Sauternes 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine on the website ... the rest sauvignon blanc and muscadelle and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with a plate of breads and cheese.Because of its age the wine had mellowed fom the original pale yellow colour to a deep amber.It is certainly very sweet almost like a thick syrup or honey.and there ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Aoyo Reserva Muscadelle Sweet 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Sheraz123


  • Chateau Fayau Cadillac 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire [ www.oxfordwine.co.uk ... ... sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.I started it last night with a supper of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.It is certainly very sweet and there is plenty of a pineapple,apricot,gooseberry and grapefruit style fruit there. It went well with the cheese [ ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2015

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    So those of modest means (most of us, I think) may find the two Clarendelle wines (in this case, the white) a little dear, although the quality is high for A. C. Bordeaux. The white seems the best in terms of crowd-pleasing power: this young wine has a bouquet of mown lawn, gooseberry, and cake spice. Very inviting. Entry is slightly youthful ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... ... Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle vineyards. Once in the cellar gentle pressing is followed by fermentation and aging in a high proportion of new oak. In their youth Sauternes wines deliver generous aromas and flavors of apricot, pineapple, minerals and spice.... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


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