The white grape variety is a new breed between Chasselas x Muscat d'Eisenstadt ( Ingram's Muscat ). Synonyms are basil grape, Lorenzitraube, Muscat Basilicum, Muscat Blanc Saint Laurent, Muscat Hatif, Muscat Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent de Saumur. The crossing took place in 1854 in Angers (Maine-et-Loire, France ) at the institute Moreau-Robert by the breeder M. Robert (?). With the same parents, the variety is also Muscat Ottonel emerged. Despite similar synonyms, there is no relation to the red variety St. Laurent,
The variety is a very popular crossing partner for new varieties. These include bouquet Riesling. Bouquetsylvaner. diamond Muskat. precious nutmeg. fine nutmeg. fine Riesling. Firnriesling. Marie Riesling. Muscat de la Republique. Muscat Dore de Semis. nutmeg flower. muscat bouquet and nutmeg scent, The variety is as a wine press and table grape suitable. No stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)