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Description of the characteristic scent and taste of a wine as part of a wine address, Nutmeg is derived from the Latin term "nux muscata", which means "musk-fragrant nut". Nevertheless, the Muskatton must not with the Moschuston and not with the often Muskatellerorten zugeordneten traubigem Sound be confused. The 8 to 10 cm long nutmeg is the seed kernel of the fruits of the nutmeg tree. The pear-shaped, ocher-yellow to orange-colored fruits contain about 2 cm large, roundish seeds that are surrounded by a red-colored fleshy seed coat. The core of the seed is used both as a spice and as a drug. Colloquially, the seed is called nutmeg or nutmeg and the seed coat is mace (mace).

Nutmeg - fruits and seeds

The flavors of the seed are responsible for the Muskatton. That's among other things terpenes (Monoterpene alcohols), borneol and eugenol, A Muskatton show especially wines Muscatel varieties. new varieties with a musketeller parent, as well as various bouquet places on. Most grape varieties with "muscat" in the name contain Musketeller genes and thus have a more or less pronounced Muskatton on. For the most part have this property white wines, but there are also some red wines such as Agni. Aleatico. Muskat-Trollinger. Rosenmuskateller and Wildmuskat,

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