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Moscatel Amarillo

The white grape variety probably originates from South America and belongs to the group of the so-called Criollas (see there the history in detail). Synonyms are Moscatel Amarilla (Chile), Moscatel Amarillo (Argentina), Torontel, Torontel Amarillo and Torrontel Corriente. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2003, it is probably a natural cross between Criolla Chica(Listán Prieto) x Muscat d'Alexandrie. The variety is cultivated in small quantities in South America and is used, among other things, for the Pisco brandy. In Kym Anderson's 2010 statistics, stocks in Argentina (133 ha) and Chile (25 ha) were recorded under the name Moscato Giallo, and the above synonyms were given. The exact identity is not clear; see under Gold Muscatel (with synonym Moscato Giallo)

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