Muscat à petits grains roses Rs
Name of vine variety in France
Muscat à petits grains roses
This variety corresponds to the pink mutation of Muscat à petits grains blancs B.
There is no officially recognized synonym for this variety in France.In the European Union, Muscat à petits grains roses Rs can officially be called by other names: Moscatel de Grano Menudo Rojo (Spain), Roter Muskateller (Germany), Moscato (Germany), Moscat (Germany), Muscat (Germany), Muskateller (Germany).
In France, Muscat à petits grains roses Rs is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".

This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Germany and Spain.
Wine vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2016
ha 114 117 100
The description corresponds to Muscat à petits grains blancs B except for the berry skin color which can it reaches maturity is pink. The berries are sometimes slightly flat.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 131 225 233 176 186 252 240 245 263
Allel 2 131 234 249 191 196 256 248 267 271
Bud burst: 2 days before Chasselas.Grape maturity: period I, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Aptitudes are similar to Muscat à petits grains blancs B. Muscat à petits grains roses Rs however appears to be a bit earlier.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Behavior with regard to diseases is comparable to Muscat à petits grains blancs B.
Technological potential
Grape clusters are small to moderate in size and the berries are moderate to large. Muscat à petits grains roses Rs produces wines with a comparable quality of wines produced from Muscat à petits grains blancs B.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Muscat à petits grains roses Rs clone carries the number 1172.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Cépages et vignobles de France, tome 2. P. Galet, 1990, Ed. Dehan, Montpellier.
- Ampélographie. P. Viala et V. Vermorel, 1902-1910, Ed. Masson, Paris.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1172  Hérault  INRA - IFV        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety