Varieties of table grapes white grapes from Egypt, and later popularized by the Romans in the Mediterranean basin it is known as Muscat Muscat of Alexandria and Rome. The name of raisins, to mind the North African Zibibbo, which means dried grapes. Intensively cultivated as table grapes and dried, it's much loved as a grape for sweet wines, particularly in parts of Pantelleria and Sicily. E 'grape popular in many foreign countries, including Australia (muscat Gard), France (muscat d'Alexandrie, Muscat romain Musquito and pans). It is also used in Chile and Peru for the production of Pisco brandy.
Follows, by region, a list of all DOC and DOCG is allowed where the use of this vine.
- Erice - min. 85% (with mention of the vine), min. 95% (sweet Spumante, Moscato, Late Harvest, passive)
- Moscato di Pantelleria or past or Pantelleria Pantelleria - min. 85%
Viticulture and winemaking
Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs : it has medium leaf, three-lobed or five-lobed; cluster large, slightly elongated, conical-pyramidal, with one or two wings, on average, tending to loose or compact, large-berry, tending subrotondo all'ovoide; has pruinose , firm and thick, green-yellowish flesh is crisp and has a sweet taste and characteristic. The production is regular but not abundant; prefers not much expanded forms of farming with short pruning. It 's very drought resistant.
Diseases and adversity : it is quite sensitive to downy mildew and powdery mildew, and is quite tolerant to rot. E 'sensitive to the southeast. E 'is ideal for withering on the vine and in the loft.
Other synonyms sonomoscatellone, Salamon, salamanna or seralamanna.