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Moscatel

Synonym or name component for many Muskateller varieties. Name component for many Muskateller varieties; see there.

First and foremost, this term is associated with the name of a grape variety. In fact, it is an umbrella term for various varieties, crossings or new breeds with Muskateller participation and also not so rarely unrelated grape varieties. Therefore, one cannot speak of a group of varieties and certainly not of a Muskateller family (the same phenomenon, by the way, also applies to the four name groups Lambrusco, Malvasia, Trebbiano and Vernaccia). There are Muscat varieties with berries in every conceivable shade of white, yellow, grey, green, pink, red, brown, purple, blue and black. According to one of the numerous hypotheses, the variety was already known to the Egyptians and Persians around 3,000 BC, for which wall paintings are sometimes cited as evidence. However, there is no valid evidence for this, because identification is of course not possible with such pictorial representations.

Muscat Blanc - Traube Muscat Blanc, Blatt, Trauben Muscat Gris/Rouge und Muscat Noir

In any case, the ancestry is unknown, presumably the parent species are already extinct. Greece or Italy is considered the probable origin. This is supported by the fact that there are descendants in both countries and family relations to other varieties. According to this, it was possibly brought to Europe by the Greeks and spread by the Romans in their domain. It is said that the emperors Charlemagne (742-814) and Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190) were...

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