The white grape comes from South America ( Argentina ) and belongs to the group of so-called Criollas (see the history in detail there). Synonyms are Moscatel de Austria, Moscatel Romano, Moscatel Sanjuanino, Moschato Austrias, Torrontél Sanjuanino and Torrontés, Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, they must not with the varieties Moscatel Amarillo. Torrontés Mendocino or those born from the same parents TorrontÃ © Riojano be confused. According to last in the year 2006 DNA analysis it is a cross between Criolla Chica ( Listán Prieto x Muscat d'Alexandrie, The medium-maturing vine is prone to Botrytis, She produces white wines with subtle nutmeg, The variety is mainly in the eponymous region San Juan, but also La Rioja and Mendoza cultivated. The Argentine cultivated area totals 2,048 hectares. In Chile it is cultivated as Moscatel de Austria on only 4 hectares. In 2010, a total of 2,052 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012