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Italian wine and grape guide : Müller Thurgau

Müller Thurgau

The Müller Thurgau grape variety is a cross between white grape varieties , created in 1882 by the Swiss Hermann Müller , a native of Thurgau , when working on a study for the genetic improvement of the grape. Until recently it was believed that the starting grapes were Riesling and Sylvaner , but recent DNA studies suggest that the second grape is Chasselas . The grape variety Müller Thurgau is widely cultivated in Europe , especially in Germany , Switzerland and Italy , and also new world countries such as New Zealand . In Italy it is grown in almost all regions, but the most important one is the Trentino Alto Adige , followed by Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto .