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Noir Hatif de Marseille

The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Marselskij Chernyj Rannij, Marsilski Chernii, Marsilski Ranno, Marsilsko Ranozreino, Muscat de Marseille, Muscat Noir Hatif de Marseille, Muscat Noir Hatif Marsella, Muscat Noir Précoce, Noir Précoce de Marseille, Sladki Marseljatz and Slatki Marselac. Due to some similar synonyms, it must not be confused with the variety Abouriou (Noir Hatif). It was found and selected by the breeder Antoine Besson. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is probably a natural cross between Muscat Rouge de Madère x Pinot. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). A direct descendant is the variety Wild Muscat. This early-maturing vine produces a red wine with a muscat tone. It is also used as table grape. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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