The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Mavromoshato, Moschato Mavro, Moschogaltso, Muscat Mavro and Xinogaltso. It is allowed on reason morphological Similarities not with the variety Muscat d'Hamburg be confused. According to 2001 occurred DNA analysis it is a descendant of Muscat Blanc, the second parent is unknown. The late-ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and bunch rot, but resistant to drought, It produces aromatic, alcohol-rich red wines. In 2010 in Greece (mainly Macedonia ) 1,428 hectares of vineyards (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012