or Muskadel

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Muscadel or Muskadel, South African name for muscat blanc à petits grains, the term being generally used only for very sweet, but not very modish jerepigo. The total area planted in South Africa was 729 ha/1,800 acres in 2012, mainly in inland Robertson. This was the Muscat chiefly responsible for the famous 18th-century constantia dessert wine.