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Moscatel Rosada

The white grape variety probably comes from South America, Synonyms are Moscatel Rosado, Muscat Rose, Pastilla, Rosada, Rosada de Curtiduria, Rosada de Talca, Rosado del Peru, Rose du Perou and Rose of Peru. According to 2017 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Muscat d'Alexandrie x unknown partner. However, it is not allowed with the new Portuguese breed Moscatel Rosado be confused. Whether there is a connection to the South African variety Black Prince (Rose of Peru) is not known. Confusingly pink varieties of Muscat Blanc so called.

Moscatel Rosada - grape and leaf

Either the variety was grown in the 17th century Spain to South America introduced, or has only arisen there. It belongs to the group of so-called Criollas, It is a pure female grape, The productive vine produces high quality rosé and dark white wines and is also used for brandy Pisco used. It is also called table grape and for raisin production used. The variety was grown in 2010 Argentina on 7,259 hectares and in Chile grown on 70 hectares of vineyards. The variety occupied a total of 7,329 hectares of vineyards in 2010. Compared to 1990 with 10,656 hectares at the time, there was a reduction of around a third. It documents worldwide varieties ranking rank 92.

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