Muscat Rose à Petits Grains

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Muscat Rose à Petits Grains
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Rose
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Moscato Rosa, other synonyms
Origin Greece

Muscat Rose à Petits Grains is a wine grape for white wine that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. Its name comes from its characteristic small berry size and tight clusters, and from its skin colour. It's a variation of the more common Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains with a pinkish colour. Muscat Rouge à Petits Grains is a further variation with deeper skin colour.

It originates from Greece,[1] and is one of three varieties, together with Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat Ottonel, allowed for Alsace wine labelled Muscat d'Alsace.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

Muscat Rose à Petits Grains is known under the synonyms Moscatel Roxo, Moscato Rosa, Muscat à Petits Grains Roses, and Red Frontignac.[1] Muscato Rosa is also the primary name of another Muscat variety, mostly grown in Italy, and which is known as Muscat Rose in French, i.e., without the "Petits Grains" part.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Muscat à Petits Grains Roses, accessed on November 9, 2009
  2. ^ According to French regulations as of 2011, this variety may only be planted in Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin.
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Moscato Rosa, accessed on November 9, 2009