One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A variety of white grape grown mainly for sweet white wines in Bordeaux and Australia.
- ‘Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle, Carignan, Pinot Noir, and Merlot are particularly susceptible to botrytis bunch rot, with Chardonnay moderately susceptible and Cabernet Sauvignon quite tolerant.’
- ‘One thing that surprised me, however, was that Muscadelle was omitted from her list of lesser white grapes that are permitted in Bordeaux.’
- ‘Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle come together in this young and well balanced sweet wine.’
- ‘Sauternes is mainly produced with Sémillon grape, to which is added a part of Sauvignon Blanc and - occasionally - small quantities of Muscadelle.’
- ‘These wines are made predominantly from Semillon, with a varying proportion of Sauvignon blanc and a small amount of Muscadelle.’
- ‘Sémillon (also Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc) is the best grape for making botrytis-affected sweet wines.’
- ‘Crafted from the Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes, these dessert wines deserve their lofty status among the world's greatest dessert wines.’
French, variant of muscatel.
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