Wine Grapes Glossary
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Mostosa: Rare variety, used for white wine production, currently only found in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Has several synonym names including Pagadebito, Pagadebit (Gentile), Uva Barile and . . . View Full Definition
Mourisco Preto: Red-wine variety grown in Australia and used to produce Port-type fortified wines.
Mourvèdre: Robust mediterranean hot climate grape variety widely grown in the southern Rhone region of France and mainly used to introduce color and body to the red wine blends. Normally ripens in mid- . . . View Full Definition
Mrs Munson: Is the result of a T.V. Munson developed Neosho x Herbemont cross. Reported to be prolific and disease free with small-medium size berries having juicy pulp. No other details as yet.
Mtsvane (Kahetinskii): V.vinifera variety grown in Georgia (CIS). Has several synonym names including Mtsvane and Goruli Mtsvane. Used mainly in white wine blends, along with Rkatsiteli wine, that include a well-r . . . View Full Definition
Mudzhuretuli: V.vinifera variety grown in Georgia (CIS). Has the synonym name Keduretuli. Used to create a varietal rosé and (in combination with the Alexsandreuli variety wine) semi-sweet or semi-dry blends.
Muellerrebe: Alternative spelling is Müllerrebe. Translates as 'Millers Grape'. Alias name for the Pinot Meunier grape of France..
Müller-Thurgau: Early ripening cross once thought to have been developed from Sylvaner and Riesling but some authorities now contend, based on DNA analysis (2002), that there is a high degree of genetic sim . . . View Full Definition
Münch: Has synonym name Muench. Native American variety developed by T.V Munson in 1888 from Herbemont and Neosho varieties and known to be one parent of the complex American/Vinifera St. Francis c . . . View Full Definition
Muscadelle: (a.k.a Muscadelle de Bordelais). Semi-classic grape grown in the Gaillac region of France, about 100 miles southeast of Bordeaux, and used in local white sweet wine blends. Incorrectly calle . . . View Full Definition
Muscadet De Bourgogne: (a.k.a Melon de Bourgogne). Productive cool-climate grape widely grown on the Atlantic seaboard of the Loire region of France. The juice goes into the making of the dry, tart white wine that . . . View Full Definition
Muscadine: Is a native American species of grapevine commonly found in the Southern states of the U.S. and Mexico. Technically classified as 'Muscadinia rotundifolia', this genus has 40 chromosomes as . . . View Full Definition
Muscardin: Minor grape grown in the southern Rhone region of France and used to create color and body in red wine blends.
Muscat: Another 'cépage' family of clone varieties, making both red and white wines. Most are of the muscat type, having the unique aromatic character commonly associated with muscat wines. These in . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Blanc: (a.k.a Muskateller in Austria and Germany, Muscat de Valais in Switzerland, Brown Muscat or Brown Frontignac in the Rutherglen, N.E Victoria region of Australia, Muscat Lunel in Hungary, Mus . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Blanc À Petit Grains: (See Muscat above).
Muscat Dr. Hoog: No other details as yet other than it is listed by the Geilweilerhof database (see Foreword above) as grown in central Europe and used mainly as a tablegrape. May be the heavy-cropping engli . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Du Moulin: Has synonym name Couderc 299-35. No details as yet other than it is one of the parents of the Valvin Muscat variety.
Muscat Fleur Doranger: White-wine producing variety probably yet another mutant clone of Muscat Blanc above. Has over thirty synonym names according to the Geilweilerhof database (above), including Fior d'Arancio . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Frontignan: (See Muscat Blanc above).
Muscat Hamburg: According to the Geilweilerhof (Genres) database, see above, this variety was derived from a Schiava Grossa x Muscat of Alexandria cross. Has over 30 synonym names, including Black Hamburg ( . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Of Alexandria: Has synonym names Chasselas Musque in France, Muscat Gordo Blanco or Lexia in Australia and Hanepoot in South Africa. Is an ancient grape species, with many synonym names, suitable for growi . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Ottonel: Mid-19th century seedling currently (2002) determined by DNA analysis to be a cross between the Chasselas variety and an undefined Muscat varietal grape. Fairly widely grown in the cooler re . . . View Full Definition
Muscat Rouge De Madere: According to the Geilweilerhof database this variety has many synonym names including Busuioaca de Bohotin in Romania and Muscat Noir. Referenced as grown in Moldova, Romania. the pale pink/ . . . View Full Definition
Muskat Krymskii: Also has synonym name Muskatel, and in Bulgaria, Misket or Mishket. This variety is reported as entirely unrelated to the Muscat family. Widely grown in the Ukraine and other eastern europea . . . View Full Definition