This variety would appear to originally be from Greece.
There is no officially recognized synonym for this variety in France.In the European Union, Muscat à petits grains blancs B can officially be called by other names: Gelber Muskateller (Germany), Moscato (Germany, Malta, under certain conditions in Italy), Muscat (Germany), Muscat blanc (Germany), Muskateller Gelber (Germany), Moscatel de Grano Menudo (Spain), Moscatel Morisco (Spain), Moscatel de Frontignan (Spain), Moscatel Galego Branco (Portugal), Moscato Bianco (Italy, Malta), Muscat de Chambave (Italy), Moscatello (Italy, under certain conditions), Moscatellone (Italy, under conditions, Muscat (Italy, under conditions), Moschato aspro (Greece), Moscato spinas (Greece), Moschato Mazas (Greece), Moschato aspro Β (Greece), Moschato Spinas (Greece), Muškat (Slovenia), Muskat Peti Gran (Bulgaria), Tamianka (Bulgaria), Muškát žltý (Czech Republic. Slovakia), Muskatel (Malta), Rumeni muškat (Slovenia), Sárga muskotály (Hungary).
In France, Muscat à petits grains blancs B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
This vine variety is likewise listed in the Catalogues of other European Union member states: Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Wine vine variety
Bud burst: as with Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period II, 2 weeks after Chasselas.
Moderate vigor variety with upright or semi-erect growth, must be short pruned. This variety is particularly adapted to limestone terroirs.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Muscat à petits grains blancs B is sensitive to powdery mildew, grey rot and hymenoptera. It is likewise very sensitive to mites.
The grape clusters are small and the berries moderate size. This variety can produce dry white wine, natural sweet wine and sparkling wine. It can likewise be used blended (with a small percentage) to provide aromatic nuances in neutral wines. Muscat à petits grains blancs B has a high sugar potential with good acidity balance, and intense, powerful and delicate flavor.
The 13 approved Muscat à petits grains blancs B clones carry the numbers 154, 155, 156, 157, 452, 453, 454, 455, 576, 577, 578, 579 and 826. A conservatory of 110 clones has been set up in Aude since 1995. Recent surveys have led to setting up a second conservatory involving a hundred or so clones in the vineyards in Die (Drôme) in 2007.