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Muscadelle

The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Angelicaut, Angelico, Blanc Cadillac, Bouillenc, Bouillenc Muscat, Buillenc, Doucanelle, Douzanelle, Enfin, Guilan Doux, Guilan Muscat, Guilan Musque, Guilhan Muscat, Guillan, Guillan Musque, Guinlhan Musque, Marmesie, Marseillais, Muscade, Muscadela, Muscadelle de Bordelais, Muscat Fou, Musquette, Raisimotte, Sauvignon à Gros Grains, Sauvignon Muscadelle, Sauvignon Vert, Tokay and Vesparo. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Muscadelle du Bordelais, Muscat Blanc or Sauvignonasse (Sauvignon Vert). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2002, it is one of the many direct descendants of Gouais Blanc (Heunisch); the second parent is unknown. This early-ripening variety produces fragrant white wines with a discreet muscat tone. It is susceptible to botrytis and therefore very suitable for sweet wines and is a component of Sauternes and Barsac wines. It is often blended with Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

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