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Encyclopedia > White Muscat

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is a white wine grape that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. Its name comes from its characteristic small berry size and tight clusters. It is known under a variety of local names such as Muscat Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Frontignan, Moscato Bianco, Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat d'Alsace, Muskateller, Muscatel de Grano Menudo, Moscatel Rosé and Sárgamuskotály . A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis lincecumii Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Binomial name Vitis vinifera L. For thousands of years, the fruit and plant of Vitis vinifera, the European grapevine, have been harvested for both medicinal and nutritional value; its history is intimately entwined with the history of wine. ...


While technically a white grape, there are strains of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains vines that produce berries that are pink or reddish brown. The same vine could potentially produce berries of one color one year and a different color the next. [1] These strains are more prevalent in Australia, where the grape is also known as Frontignac and Brown Muscat. South Africa's Muskadel strain tends to show the same darker characteristics. [2]

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Uses

In France, the grape is used as a blending grape with Grenache Blanc and Muscat of Alexandria in vins doux naturels wines from the Frontignan area such as Banyuls, Côtes d'Agly, Grand Roussillon, Rivesaltes and St-Jean de Minervois. It is the primary grape in the Rhône wine Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise and a blending grape with Clairette in the recherché sparkling wine Clairette de Die (brand label Tradition). [2] In Alsace, it is known for the highly aromatic and dry wines that it produce. [3] Muscat of Alexandria is a white wine grape that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. ... Frontignan is a commune of the Hérault département, in France. ... The Rhône wine region is first divided into north and south. ... Clairette refers to the following: A French sparkling wine Clairette de Die AOC A white grape Clairette Blanc Clairette Ronde a grape that is a synonym for Trebbiano Claireet Rousse, Clairette Dorée, Grosse Clairette, Clairette à Grains Ronds, synonyms for the Bourboulenc grape variety Category: Disambiguation ... Location Administration Capital Strasbourg Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Départements Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ...


In Italy, the grape is the most widely planted member of the Muscat family and is most commonly known as Moscato Bianco. It is the oldest known variety grown in Piedmont and is the primary component of Asti sparkling wine. It is also commonly used for fortified dessert wines as well as the semi-sparkling Frizzante. [2] Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Asti is a city and comune in the Piemonte or Piedmont region, in north-western Italy, about 80 kilometres east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. ... A fortified wine is a wine to which additional alcohol has been added, most commonly in the form of brandy (a spirit distilled from wine). ... Dessert wines are those wines which are typically served with dessert, although they are also drunk on their own, i. ...


Viticulture

Its viticultural characteristics makes it prone to producing low yields and a susceptibility to mildew and the grape berry moth. [4] It also tends to fall victim to leaf roll, odium and grey rot and requires a long growing season as it tends to bud early and ripen late. [5] Mildew is a grey, mold-like growth caused by one of two different types of micro-organisms. ... Gorky 17 is a turn-based strategy computer game created by Polish developer Metropolis Software and published by Monolith Productions for Windows in 1999. ...


History

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is considered one of the oldest grape varieties still in existence. Ampelographers have identified the grape with the Anathelicon moschaton grape used by the Ancient Greeks and the Apiane vines planted by the Romans (so named because of the fondness that insects, such as bees (Latin apis), have for devouring the flesh of the grapes). It was probably first introduced to France by the Greeks through the trading port at Marseille and later spread to the Narbonne region by Romans in their conquest of Gaul. It was a chief export of Frontignan by the time of Charlemagne and plantings were recorded in Germany by the 12th century. It became a popular planting in Alsace by the 16th century. [6] Ampelography is the science of description and identification of grape cultivars from the genus Vitis. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence... Narbonne (Narbona in Catalan and in Occitan, commonly Narbo especially when referring to the Ancient Rome era) is a town and commune of southwestern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon région. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given, in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... Frontignan is a commune of the Hérault département, in France. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ...


References

  1. ^ Oz Clarke & M. Rand Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 146 Webster International Publishers ISBN 0151007144
  2. ^ a b c J. Robinson Vines Grapes & Wines pg 183 Mitchell Beazley 1986 ISBN 1857329996
  3. ^ K. MacNeil The Wine Bible pg 285 Workman Publishing 2001 ISBN 1563054345
  4. ^ J. Robinson Vines Grapes & Wines pg 185 Mitchell Beazley 1986 ISBN 1857329996
  5. ^ Oz Clarke & M. Rand Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 148 Webster International Publishers ISBN 0151007144
  6. ^ Oz Clarke & M. Rand Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 147 Webster International Publishers ISBN 0151007144

 
 

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