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Moscatel Amarillo

The white grape variety (also Moscatel Amarilla) probably originates from South America and belongs to the group of so-called Criollas (see the history in detail there). According to DNA analyses carried out most recently in 2017, it is a presumably 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 brandy Pisco. In the VIVC catalogue, a variety Torontél is listed with the synonyms Moscatel Amarilla and Torontél Amarillo with the same parentage. It could be the same variety (conjecture of Norbert Tischelmayer not confirmed by facts). In 2016, Kym Anderson 's statistics showed stocks in Argentina (119 ha), Australia (94 ha), Brazil (90 ha), Chile (162 ha) and USA (61 ha) under the name Moscato Giallo (main name Goldmuskateller), and Anderson mentions Moscatel Amarillo and Moscatel Amarilla as synonyms. The exact identity is not clear; see also Goldmuskateller.

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