The red grape variety originates from Greece (see Muscat). There are around 80 synonyms, which indicate that the vine is very old and used to be widespread. It is a somatic mutation with blue-black berries of the white grape variety Muscat Blanc. Some of these are Black Constantia, Black Frontignan, Blauer Muskateller, Busuioacă Neagra, Caillaba Noir, Caylor Noir Musqué, Fekete Muskotaly, Moscatel Negro, Moscatel Tinto, Moscatello Nero, Moscato Greco Nero, Moscato Nero, Muscat Mavro, Muscat Modry, Noir de Thyra, Black Blue Muscat, Black Muscat, Black Tasting, Black Incense, Sir William Rowley's Black and Tamâioasa Vanata de Bohotin. It should not be confused with the Muscat Rouge de Madère or Muscat Rou ge varieties due to seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological similarities. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson).