Muscadine


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Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) is a North American grape species that’s naturally high in polyphenols (antioxidants). Wines are exceptionally challenging to make well, given that so few are doing it.

Primary Flavors

  • Ripe Banana
  • Yellow Apple
  • Lime Peel
  • Cranberry
  • Rubber Cement

Taste Profile

Off-dry

Medium Body

Medium Tannins

Medium Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    1–3 Years

Food Pairing

Sweeter renditions of this grape would be awesome alongside a majorly flavourful dessert such as trifle, with fruit, custard and brandy.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly