White Grapes


The name of this crossing of Silvaner and Muskateller derives from its breeder, Peter Morio, and its characteristically strong, rich bouquet that is reminiscent of Muscat grapes.

It adds a spicy touch to a blended wine. During the past twenty years, as the popularity of rather sweet, flowery wines has declined, the vineyard area covered by Morio-Muskat grapes has dropped by fifty percent. Nevertheless, it is still, almost exclusively, planted in Rheinhessen and the Pfalz. Meanwhile, it accounts for 0.4% of Germany's total vineyard area.