Muscadelle (MOOSE-ca-dell)


Perfumed grape blended in tiny amounts with sémillon and sauvignon blanc to make some white Bordeaux. It’s more famous, however, in Australia where it is used to make the famous Australian fortified wine topaque (formerly known as tokay) in the Rutherglen region of Victoria. It is not the same variety as any of the varieties called muscat. Confusingly, South African muscadel is a muscat.

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