The white grape variety comes from Hungary or Bulgaria. Synonyms are Mirizlivka, Misket Vratchanski, Tvarda Vrazhda Misket, Vrajda Misket, Wrat Chanskii Musket, Wratchanski Misket(Bulgaria); Archduke Johanntraube(Austria); Pecsi Szagos, Zöld Muskotaly, Zöld Szagos(Hungary). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Coarnă Alba(Pukhliakovsky) x Muscat Blanc. It should not be confused with the variety Misket Varnenski, which is similar in name. The late maturing vine is resistant to botrytis. It produces white wines with a pronounced muscat and aromas of herbs, flowers and honey. The variety is grown in Bulgaria mainly in the province of Montana in the north-west and in the province of Varna in the east of the country on 152 hectares (indicated in Wine Grapes). In 2010, however, only one hectare was recorded in Hungary (statistics Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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