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.
There is no officially recognized synonym for this variety in France. In the European Union, Muscat à petits grains roses can officially be called by other names: Moscatel de Grano Menudo Rojo (Spain) and Muskateller (Germany).
In France, Muscat à petits grains roses is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified. This variety is also listed in the catalogues of other Member States of the European Union: Germany and Spain.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
2000 2008 2018
ha 114 117 98
The description corresponds to that of Muscat à petits grains blancs except for the berry skin color when ripe, which is pink in this case. The berries are sometimes slightly obloid.
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: early-season, 1 week after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Aptitudes are similar to those of Muscat à petits grains blancs. Muscat à petits grains roses however appears to be a little bit earlier.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
The behavior of this variety toward diseases is comparable to that of Muscat à petits grains blancs.
Technological potential
The bunches are small to medium in size and the berries are medium to large. Muscat à petits grains roses produces wines with a comparable quality of those produced with Muscat à petits grains blancs.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Muscat à petits grains roses 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, France.
- Documentary collections of the Centre de Ressources Biologiques de la Vigne de Vassal-Montpellier, INRAE - Montpellier SupAgro, Marseillan, France.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages et de leurs synonymes. P. Galet, 2015, Ed. Libre&Solidaire, France.
- Traité général de viticulture, Ampélographie. P. Viala and V. Vermorel, 1901-1909, Ed. Masson, Paris, France.
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