The Moscatel of Alexandria, Malaga or Roman Muscat is a white grape known by different names throughout the world. It is considered a native species from Alexandria or from the North of Africa, and it was already known to the ancient Egyptians. In Spain it is used mainly as a table grape and to produce and raisins, but in Australia, Chile, Cyprus, France, Greece, Portugal, South Africa and other countries it is also used for winemaking. The bunches are larger and less compact, and the grapes are thick, fleshy, pale yellow to green, aromatic and have a very high sugar content. They are used to make a wine that is rather dry and sweet, blending it with other varieties to give it more character.
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