This grape variety comes only in its black-berried form which produces shiny and plump fruit and has beautiful appearance.
Black Muscat is recognized as one of the great members of the popular Muscat family of grapes, now grown in different parts of the world.
Officially, Black Muscat is not considered an original grape variety, but a result of the cross between Schiava Grossa and Muscat of Alexandria done by R. Snow of Bedforshire.
The real story of where Black Muscat or Muscat Hamburg originated is totally vague and unclear.
Based from the portrait released in the London Florist, this grape variety is a seedling or a cross done by Mr. Seward Snow between Schiava Grossa and the White Muscat of Alexandria.
This grape variety was also thought to be from England, regardless of its name, even though researchers have suggested that Muscat Hamburg was brought there from Germany.
Characteristic of Black Muscat Wines
Black Muscat is the weakest grape variety among Muscat grapes based from flavor profiles as well as aromas.
The flavors of wines made from Black Muscat are excellent and consistent. When the grape variety is used as a dessert wine, they can highly aromatic and rich in coloring.
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