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Moscatel Rosada

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

Moscatel Rosada - grape and leaf

Either the variety was in the 17th century by Spain to South America introduced, or was first there. She belongs to the group of so-called Criollas, It is a pure female grape, The high-yielding vine produces high-quality rosé and dark white wines and is also suitable for brandy Pisco used. Besides, she is also called table grape and for raisin production used. The variety was in 2010 in Argentina on 7,259 acres and in Chile grown on 70 hectares of vineyards. The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 7,329 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 1990, at that time 10,656 hectares, there was a reduction of about one third. It occupies the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 92.

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