Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
Grape from a cross obtained in Switzerland in 1882 by Professor Hermann Müller-Thurgau (1850-1927). In 1998, a team of Austrian researchers has discovered by conducting molecular genetic analyzes, that the original cross is not Riesling x Sylvaner as traditionally accepted but Riesling x Madeleine royale.
Its short phenological cycle makes it particularly suited to northern areas. Müller-Thurgau is grown on over 41,000 hectares worldwide, and it is in Germany where it is most prevalent. In Switzerland, there is the main white grape and it is part of the vine appellation Moselle.
Müller-Thurgau gives an aromatic wine, quite rich in alcohol, with low acidity, often heavy, sometimes lacking finesse with a particular scent recalling some Muscat. Drink young. In Switzerland, where it is very popular, it makes grape juice.