Definition of Muscadelle in English:

Muscadelle

noun

mass noun
  • A variety of white grape grown mainly for sweet white wines in Bordeaux and Australia.

    • ‘These wines are made predominantly from Semillon, with a varying proportion of Sauvignon blanc and a small amount of Muscadelle.’
    • ‘One thing that surprised me, however, was that Muscadelle was omitted from her list of lesser white grapes that are permitted in Bordeaux.’
    • ‘Crafted from the Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes, these dessert wines deserve their lofty status among the world's greatest dessert wines.’
    • ‘Sauternes is mainly produced with Sémillon grape, to which is added a part of Sauvignon Blanc and - occasionally - small quantities of Muscadelle.’
    • ‘Sémillon (also Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc) is the best grape for making botrytis-affected sweet wines.’
    • ‘Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle come together in this young and well balanced sweet wine.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, variant of muscatel.

Pronunciation

Muscadelle

/ˌmʌskəˈdɛl/