Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
Muscadelle is not related to Muscat. The wines are floral with tinges of grapes and raisins. The grape is becoming less popular as a trend toward more complex wines, both red and white, sweeps the wine world.
Its primary use up until recently has been in Sauternes. Although it is only a small percent of the blend, it can often lend some of its own flavor to the mixture. In Monbazillac, a less expensive Sauternes-type wine is produced using Muscadelle.
The grape has recently become popular in Australia, where it is used to make a fortified wine called Tokay. Sweet and alcoholic, Tokay ages in hot cellars before being bottled, which can often lead to a unique, interesting flavor. Similar wines are made all across Australia.