Muscat Rosada is a delicate and attractive pink-brown grape with pale green translucence. The berries are small to medium in size, round in shape and borne on a fairly loose bunch. They are soft to bite, with quite unnoticeable skin and the flesh is almost liquid as it flows through the mouth.
Although not the easiest grape to handle and distribute, the flavour makes it all worthwhile. Sweetness is very good, and the muscat and sultana flavour is deliciously fragrant.
The name Muscat Rosada is probably more of a marketing name refering to a number of similar pink-brown varieties rather than a single variety.
Origin: Information on the exact origin of the Muscat grapes from Chile is incomplete as the marketing name used in UK is often not linked to a specific variety. In general, Muscat grapes are a complex group of varieties and can be traced to Greek and Roman times.
Grown in: Chile, Spain
Harvest & Availability: Availability in the UK is as follows:
March-April: from Chile
Mid July: from Spain