The Muscadelle grape is one of the 3 authorised grapes used in the making of White Bordeaux – the others being Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. It's a yellow gold coloured grape which is used for its perfumes of acacia blossom, flowers, raisins and its honied sweet flavour. As it matures quickly it is susceptible to Noble Rot (Botrytis) and is used to make the great sweet dessert wines of the Sauternes and Barsac. It is also used to make Australian Tokay.
Muscadelle has a fresh fruitiness to its taste and has a concentrated essence of grape in its bouquet. It can have a musky aroma to it but don't confuse it with the Muscat grape as Muscadelle is more subtle.
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