The white grape variety may come. out France, Synonyms are Chasselas à Fleur d'Orange, Cranford Muscat, Lacrimae Christi, Madarski Muskat, Mirisavka, Moscatel Gordo Peludo, Moscato Fior d'Arancio, Muscat Croquant, Muscat de Jésus, Muscat d'Espagne, Muscat Jaune, Muscat of Hungary, Muscat Queen Victoria, Muscat Regnier, Muscat Vengerskii, Orange Muscat, Orange Muskat, Primavis Muskat, Raisin Vanilla, Vanilia Muskotaly and White Vanilla Grape. According to in 2008 DNA analysis it is from an intersection Muscat Blanc x Chasselas originated (in older sources it is called mutation called). It is probably a new breed. The variety was a cross partner of the new varieties Csaba Gyöngye and Duchess of Buccleugh,
The early to medium maturing vine is moderately susceptible to the real and the wrong mildew and Botrytis but resistant to frost, It produces flowery, rather low alcohol white wines nutmeg and aromas of apricots, peaches and orange blossoms. The variety is also called table grape used. She will be in Italy in the region Veneto grown under the name Moscato Fior d'Arancio. Here it is among others in the DOC / DOCG wines Colli Euganei and Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio authorized. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown. The variety is mainly in California under the name Orange Muscat in Central Valley cultivated, there are also small areas in the state Washington, In the United States a total of 91 hectares were designated in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ). Small quantities should also be in Australia and in Canada give.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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