Muscat Ottonel is the most delicate member of the Vitis Vinifera Muscat family in terms of color, aroma and flavor. The berries are green with a hint of yellow and medium in size. More cold-hardy than other Muscat grapes, it ripens early and produces more delicate wines. Sensitive to noble rot, Muscat Ottonel is often used in late harvest or dessert wines.
Muscat Ottonel is more resistant to the cold than other Muscats and thrives in damp soils.
Thought to be a cross between Chasselas and Muscat.