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A dry white wine made from grapes originating in the Loire River valley.

[French, from Old French, from musc, musky odor; see musk.]
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(ˈmʌskəˌdeɪ; French myskadɛ)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Brewing) a white grape, grown esp in the Loire valley, used for making wine
2. (Brewing) any of various dry white wines made from this grape
[C20: from the region of Brittany where the grape was first grown]
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(ˌmʌs kəˈdeɪ)

a dry white wine of the Loire valley of France.
[< French muscadet, Middle French: musklike wine; see muscatel, -et]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muscadet - white grape grown especially in the valley the Loire in France
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.Muscadet - dry white wine from the Loire valley in France
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
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Loire Muscadet 2018, Pays Nantais, France (PS6, Marks & Spencer stores) Steer yourself towards the fairy-tale castles of the picturesque Loire Valley and keep going west towards the cool breezes of the Atlantic coast, to find rolling landscapes and vineyards plotted with the region's most famous Melon de Bourgogne grape.
Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine sur Lie, Chateau L'Oiseliniere de la Ramee, Chereau-Carre 2015 (PS8.25 The Wine Society) Perhaps one of the most eco-friendly sources of protein we can eat are rope-grown mussels.
1 TASTE THE DIFFERENCE MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE 2017 France (PS7.50, Sainsbury's) You'd be hard pushed to find a better match for a seafood platter than a breezy, bone-dry Muscadet (from the Loire Valley), with its zingy freshness and light, lemony character.
Now's the perfect time to net a fresh white to accompany seafood, says Sam Wylie-Harris | |Taste the Difference Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2017, France (PS7.50, Sainsbury's).
3 TASTE the Difference Albarino 2016, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain (PS8.50, Sainsbury's) Spain's answer to muscadet, the crisp, clean flavours of albarino (Galicia's flagship grape) have a natural affinity for seafood, and this captures all the freshness that's albarino's calling card.
FISH AND CHIPS Match: The Best Muscadet - PS7 (Morrisons)
2015 Chateau Jousseliniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie PS10.99 at Muscadet - from the estuary of France's Loire river - is classic seafood wine and its richest versions are usually labelled "sur lie".
Muscadet was all the rage, probably around the same time we were drinking Chianti out of bottles in those straw baskets.
From France, two to consider are Muscadet from the Loire Valley and Pinot Blanc from Alsace.
As the sip of choice with dysters in the Loire Valley, Muscadet combines saltiness, acidity, and citrus for a seamless match.
I've had a dummy run with three Aldi whites, touching base once again with Aldi's Exquisite Collection: Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (PS5.99), Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc (PS4.99) and Gavi DOCG (PS5.49).