Probably the muscat is the oldest wine grape in existence. It is the Greeks and Romans who brought this less disease-resistant breed to the south of France. This makes the muscat one of the oldest heat-loving grape varieties in Europe. Muscat is sometimes referred to as the bee grape because they love it. The grape also supplies table wines and raisins. There are a large number of mutants that have been given separate names. The most important are muscat à petit grain, muscat d’alexandrie and muscat ottonel.

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