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 Muskateller

Muscatel

Glossary term

Muskateller

One of the oldest grape varieties in the world, probably from Asia Minor, from the Phoenicia Greeks and was brought to Europe and then spread by the Romans throughout their territory. The name probably derives from the Latin "musca" (fly), because of the intense scent attracts insects. A second variant of the name-origin are small, the seed of the nutmeg nut tree-like berries. Even the two emperors Charlemagne (742-814), and Frederick I Barbarossa (1122-1190) were considered great admirer of muscatel wine. In Germany, the grape has been the 12th and in Austria since the 14th Century Dürnstein in the Wachau wine region was documented. The famous Ger...
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