This vinifera variety was developed by Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute, Germany, around 1961. Curiously, this grape which has the potential to produce wine with an extraordinary Muscat-like bouquet and flavor when fully ripened, is not a true Muscat at all -- it is actually a Silvaner and Pinot Blanc cross. In North America, Morio Muskat is successfully grown in cool-climate regions of the northeastern USA and Canada. Best results are obtained in deep, humus-rich soil, on a good site.
Morio, when you don your wild floral attire, you convinced all that you are a member of the flamboyant Muscat family. But in reality it’s all a stage act. When not afforded the warmth of the spotlight, your rather plain personality is revealed. This shouldn’t come as such a surprise, after all, your parents are none other than the rather subtle Pinot Blanc and the languished Silvaner. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)
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