Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
- 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.
French, variant of muscatel.
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