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).
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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