Scuppernong

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Scuppernong, the best known of the vine varieties belonging to the Vitis rotundifolia species of the muscadinia genus planted in the south east of the United States and in Mexico. Like other Muscadines, the grapes (in this case bronze-skinned) are very distinctively flavoured. Some well-structured, sweet, dark gold wines are made which taste markedly different from the much more widely known product of vinifera varieties. Scuppernong has been substantially replaced in the southern states by Muscadines specially bred for wine production.