Alphonse lavallée

its cultivation peaked at the end of the 1970s with 5255 ha, but competition from other more fashionable grape varieties reduced the area to 2800 ha in 19941.

In Europe, it is present in Italy on 1000 ha, in Portugal on 800 ha or in Romania on 300 ha. In America, it is found in the United States for 2700 ha in California, Chile for 3480 ha or Argentina for 900 ha. In Africa, it is present from South Africa (850 ha) in Morocco. (380 ha) In Asia, it is mentioned in Israel (600 ha) and in Turkey

Large, orbicular or wedge-shaped, 5-lobed, petiole-shaped U-shaped leaves with little open or overlapping edges, shallow lateral sinuses, long teeth with convex or rectilinear margins, involuted limb and bubbled.
Large clusters and very large berries, round with often flattened tops.

Muscat d’Alexandrie

Muscat vine from Alexandria or Malaga or Muscat romain, produces large bunches of white grapes (amber) crunchy and sweet with large elongated grains.

The Muscat of Alexandria is rather late (a week after chasselas).
This vine is demanding in heat and requires a very sunny exposure. It is resistant to drought. It should therefore rather in the South of France.

Its grapes keep well, plant easily taking a falling port, sometimes used for dry white wines (Rivesaltes, Banyuls, etc.) mature 1 month after chasselas (towards the end of October).