Muscardin is a red grape variety from the Vaucluse area. Its clusters are cylindrical, compact and of average size. The egg-shaped berries are bluish black in colour. This grape is not normally vinified on its own, but combined with other varieties, such as syrah, mourvèdre and grenache.
Muscardin is a secondary grape variety, used in making several southern-French wines. It contributes a touch of fresh acidity and a floral aroma. The resulting wines tend to be rich in aromas, of moderate alcoholic content, lightish in colour, with a fresh fruity flavour.
Muscardin is frequently used in making Gigondas wines.