Muscat Blanc

  • Blanc
  • Traditionnel (av. 1900)
  • 0 Ha (0%)

Muscat Blanc

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is a variety of Italian or Greek origin that is widespread in Mediterranean countries, particularly in Italy under the name Moscato Bianco and in France under the name Muscat de Frontignan. In Switzerland, there are records of this variety prone to grey mould dating back to 1535-1536 in Valais under the name of muscatellum. Since 2008, thanks to morphological and genetic studies, we know that there are two varieties of Muscat in Valais: Muscat du Pays or Muscat Vert, which is identical to the Italian Moscato Giallo, and Muscat Blanc, which is none other than Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains. Of the two Muscats grown in Valais, one probably arrived via the Rhone valley, and the other through the Col du Simplon.
Associated names : 
Muscat du Valais, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains