Muscat or Muscat Blanc à petits grains or Muscat d’Alexandrie.
Colour: Amber-yellow berries.
Frequency: Worldwide, 87000 ha area cultivated
Synonym(s): Has various synonyms in France such as “Muscat de Lunel”, “Muscat de Frontignan”, “Muscat d’Alsace or Ottonel. In Greece, Italy and Spain you will find it referred to as the “Moscato”.
Origin: Mediterranean area (France) since Antiquity introduced by the Romans.
Maturity: 2nd period
Sensitivity to diseases: This grape variety is extremely sensitive to wasp and worms.
Area(s) Cultivated: Warm climate, the type of soil will affect productivity.
France → Alsace, Herault, Provence, Pyrénnées Orientales, Corse,
Europe → Italy, Greece, Austria, Romania, Germany
Worldwide → Russia, USA (California), Argentina, Brazil, South Africa
Type of Wines Profile(s) – Various wine types, dry white but more famously known for their sweet white and sparkling wines.
Notes: Flowers such as roses, exotic fruit such as litchi.
Facts and tips:
- Oldest member of the Muscat family
- One of the most planted white grape variety in France