The white grape is a new breed between Chasselas x Muscat d'Eisenstadt ( Ingram's Muscat ). Synonyms include basil grape, Lorenzite grape, 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 is also the variety Muscat Ottonel emerged. Despite similar synonyms, there is no reference to the red variety St. Laurent,
The variety is a very popular crossing partner for new breeds. That's among other things 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 called Kelter- and table grape suitable. No stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)