Muscat d'Alexandrie

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Muscat d'Alexandrie
Synonyms Zibibbo - for more see the Synonyms section
Muscat d'Alexandrie
Art Grape vine ( Vitis vinifera subsp. Vinifera )
Berry color White
origin Greece
VIVC no. 8241

Cross of
Heptakilo (= Axina a tres bias) × Muscat blanc à petits grains

List of grape varieties

The white wine variety Muscat d'Alexandrie belongs to the large Muscat family and is a relative of the Muscat blanc à petits grains . It is used for a variety of purposes across the Mediterranean region. It is often used there as a table grape . However, it is also ideally suited for greenhouse cultivation in northern countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands or Great Britain. In southern Spain they are also offered in dried form.

Descent, origin

The Muscat d'Alexandrie variety is a natural hybrid of Heptakilo (= Axina a tres bias) × Muscat blanc à petits grains . The Axina a tres bias variety is an old Sardinian grape variety. Therefore one can assume that Sardinia is their area of ​​origin.


In 2010, 26,515 hectares of vineyards were planted worldwide with Muscat d'Alexandrie. The grape variety is found in many sweet and dessert wines. In Chile, this variety is used to make a fragrant brandy called Pisco , which is enjoyed cool with a lemon wedge .

In Sicily , where numerous sweet passitos such as the Moscato di Pantelleria are pressed from it, the variety is known under the name Zibibbo. The name is derived from the African Cape Zibibb, allegedly the Phoenicians brought this variety from Egypt to southern Italy. In South Africa it was part of the Constantia .

Important growing countries are - as of 2010:


226: Acherfield's Early Muscat, Aggliko, Albillo de Toro, Albillo di Toro, Aleksandrijski Muskat, Alexander Muscat, Alexandrea's Muscat, Alexandriai Muskotaly, Alexandrian Frontignan, Alexandrino, Alexandriski Muskat, Anglico, Angliko, Apostoliatiko, Archerfield's Early Muscat, Argelino, Augibi Augibi Blanc, Augibi de Muscat, Augibi Muscat, Augihi Muscat, Bowood Muscat, Broccula, Cabas A La Reine, Cabas A Le Reine, Charlesworth Tokay, Chasselas Fleur D'oranger, Chasselas Musque, Cibeben Muskateller, Cibib, Cibib Muskatani Bijeli, Damascener Weiss Muscat, Damaszener Muscat, Damaszkuszi Muskotaly, Daroczy Musko, Englesiko, Escholada Superba, Escholata Superba, Flame Muscat, Gerosolimitana Bianca, Gordo, Gordo Zibibo, Gorosolomitana Bianca, Gris de Muscat, Haanepooti, ​​Iskidi Musati, Iskidi Musati, Hanepooti Misketi, Iskenderiye Misketi, Iskendiriye Misketi, Jubi, Jubi Blanc, Kabridja, Kabrija, Kalabrija, Lexia, Limnos, Malaga, Malaga Blanc, Malakay, Meski, Mesri, Moscat el, Moscatel Alejandria, Moscatel Bianco, Moscatel Blanco, Moscatel Blanco Gordo, Moscatel Branco, Moscatel de Alejandria, Moscatel de Alexandria, Moscatel de Aleyandria, Moscatel de Chipiona, Moscatel de Espana, Moscatel de Grano Gardo, Moscatel de Grano de Gordo., Jesus, Moscatel de Jesus Muscat, Moscatel de Lanzarote, Moscatel de Malaga, Moscatel de Samso, Moscatel de Setubal, Moscatel de Valencia, Moscatel Flamenco, Moscatel Gordo, Moscatel Gordo Blanco, Moscatel Gordo Morado, Moscatel Gorron, Moscatel Graudo, Moscatel Graudo Branco , Moscatel Groso, Moscatel Malaga, Moscatel Real, Moscatel Roma, Moscatel Romano, Moscatel Romano Blanco, Moscatel Ulmancia, Moscatell, Moscatello, Moscatellone, Moscatelon, Moscatelone, Moscato, Moscato D'alessandria, Moscato de Alexandria, Moscato di Alessandria., Calabria, Moscato di Pantellaria, Moscato di Pantelleria, Moscato Francese, Moscato Gordo, Moscato Romano, Moschato Alexandrias, Moschato Chondro, Moschato Limnos, Moschato Limnou, Muescat of Alexandria, Muscat, Muscat a Gros Grains, Muscat Alexandria, Muscat Berkain, Muscat Bowood, Muscat Caminada, Muscat Candia, Muscat Croquant, Muscat d'Alesandrie, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Muscat d'Alexandrie Blanc, Muscat d ' Alexandrie de Raf Raf, Muscat d'Espagne, Muscat Damaszener, Muscat de Alexandria, Muscat de Alexandrie, Muscat de Berkain, Muscat de Caminada, Muscat de Fandouk, Muscat de Jerusalem, Muscat de Kelibia, Muscat de Raf-Raf, Muscat de Rivesaltes , Muscat de Roma, Muscat de Rome, Muscat de Sagunto, Muscat de Sale, Muscat Doukkala, Muscat El Adda, Muscat Escholata, Muscat Flame, Muscat Gardo, Muscat Gordo Blanco, Muscat Grec, Muscat Llansa, Muscat of Alexandrie, Muscat Primavis, Muscat Romain, Muscat Tynningham, Muscataiu, Muscatdamascener Weiss, Muscatellone di Espagna, Muscato Romano, Muskat Aleksandriiskii, Muskat Aleksandrijski Bijeli, Muskat Aleksandrijskij, Muscat Etolyata, Muscat Krupni, Muscat Mali, Muscat Rapski, Muscat Mcade, Panse Muscat uscat, Panse Musque, Panse Musquee, Paradisia, Park Muscat, Pasa de Malaga, Pascal Muscat, Passe Muscat, Raisin de Malaga, Raisin du Husaco, Roode Hanepoot, Ryton Muscat, Salamana, Salamanca, Salamanna, Salamanna Bianca, Salamonica, Seralamanna, Smirnai Szagos, Spanier Weiss, Tamaiioasa de Alexandria, Teto de Vaca, Tokay Musque, Tottenham, Tottenham Park Muscat, Tynningham Muscat, Uva Aceituna, Uva di Pantelleria, Uva Salamanna, Vanille Raisin, Vizaca, White Hanepoot, White Muscat of Alexandria, White Muscat of Lunel, White Romain, Zibabbo, Zibbibo, Zibebenmuscateller Weisser, Zibelon Bianca, Zibetta, Zibib, Zibibbo, Zibibbo Bianco, Zibibbo Blanco, Zibibbo de Pantellaria, Zibibbu, Zibibbu di Sicilia, Milibo Zibibo dihibi Sicilia, Zibibo, Zihibi, Marcelliazzo , Zihibbo di Pantellaria, Zihibbo di Termini, Zihibbo di Trapani, Zihibbo Hianco Moscato, Zihibbu di Sicilia.


Individual evidence

  1. Guido Cipriani, Alessandro Spadotto, Irena Jurman, Gabriele Di Gaspero, Manna Crespan, Stefano Meneghetti, Enrica Frare, Rita Vignani, Mauro Cresti, Michele Morgante, Mario Pezzotti, Enrico Pe, Alberto Policriti, Raffaele Testolin: The SSR-based molecular profile of 1005 grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) accessions uncovers new synonymy and parentages, and reveals a large admixture amongst varieties of different geographic origin. In: Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Vol. 121, No. 8, 2010, pp. 1569-1585, doi : 10.1007 / s00122-010-1411-9 .
  2. Muscat d'Alexandrie in the database Vitis International Variety Catalog of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (English), March 2020
  3. a b Kym Anderson, Nanda R. Aryal: Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety . Wine Economics Research Center, University of Adelaide, Adelaide December 2013 (English, Online - Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 2000 and 2010 [accessed on November 23, 2015] revised: July 2014).
  4. Muscat d'Alexandrie in the database Vitis International Variety Catalog of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof (English) - March 2, 2020