Developed in the 1960s by a cross of the Weissburgunder and Sylvaner grapes, the Morio-Muskat has intense Muscat-like qualities though it is in no way related to it. So intense are the flavors and sugars that it is very rarely used as a single varietal but more often as a flavoring ingredient in blends of more neutral white wines. Popular in Germany in the 1970s, most notably the Rheinhessen and Pfalz regions. Today it can be found in greater numbers in the cooler growing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Aromas and flavors of peaches, flowers and intense white grapes are common.