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Description for the characteristic fragrance and taste of a wine in the context of a wine address, Nutmeg is derived from the Latin term "nux muscata", which means "nut smelling like musk". Nevertheless, the musk tone must not go with that Moschuston and also not associated with the often muscat varieties traubigem Tone to be confused. The 8 to 10 cm long nutmeg is the seed core of the fruits of the nutmeg tree. The pear-shaped, ocher-yellow to orange-colored fruits contain around 2 cm large, rounded seeds, which 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 called mace (Macis).

Nutmeg - fruits and seeds

The aromas of the seed kernel are responsible for the musky tone. These are, among other things terpenes (Monoterpene alcohols), borneol and eugenol, A muscat tone is primarily identified by wines Muscatel varieties. new varieties with a musket plate parent, as well as various bouquet places on. Most grape varieties with "muscat" (muscat) in the name contain musketeller genes and thus have a more or less pronounced muscat tone. For the most part, white wine varieties have this property, but there are also some red wine varieties such as Agni. Aleatico. Muskat-Trollinger. Rosenmuskateller and Wildmuskat,

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