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Muscadelle

With Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the third grape of Sauternes, and other sweet whites in Bordeaux and, especially, Bergerac. The variety is in decline, but it is still widely grown in Entre-Deux-Mers and it can plump out the two more famous varieties with youthful fruitiness (a bit like Pinot Meunier in champagne blends). It thrives particularly in Monbazillac. It has also been identified as the variety responsible for the rich, dark fortified wines of north-eastern Victoria traditionally called Liqueur Tokay and now more commonly called Topaque.