This grape gained popularity with consumers especially at the end of the last century and since then, plantings in all wine-growing regions have increased. The variety makes little demands on the soil, which is an advantage to wine-growers. But in the vineyard, it can be difficult and challenging. It is rot-prone and its yield is unpredictable because of a sensitive flowering phase. Also, it needs warm, airy sites; the variety is highly susceptible to oidium and Botrytis.
It delivers wines with a more or less intense nutmeg aroma and flavour. With too little ripeness, the wines are low in extract and therefore thin and have marked acidity. The Muskateller is especially delicious as an aperitif and with appetizers.