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The red grape probably comes from Germany, Synonyms include Blauer Affenthaler, Kleiner Trollinger, Morillon Aigret, Pineau Aigret and Burgundy Burgundy. You must not with the well-known red wine Affentaler (without "h") from the growing area to bathe confusingly in the same geographic area of ​​the variety Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) is pressed. According to the year 2004 DNA analysis Despite the synonym Sour Burgundy there is no relation to Pinot, Rather, the variety is from a natural cross Gouais blanc (Heunisch) x unknown, probably extinct variety emerged. After analyzes of the diplomologist Andreas Young (* 1961) is a connection to the variety Black Austrian,

The exact origin lies in the area of ​​the municipality Affental southwest of Baden-Baden (Baden-Wuerttemberg). The variety was first mentioned in 1791 by the German Ampelographen Johann Michael Sommer (1743-1803). She was traditionally in Wuerttemberg at the lower and middle Neckar as well as in the Enz and Remstal together with the Trollinger (see under schiava ), which is probably due to the synonym Kleiner Trollinger. After the Second World War, the cultivation was abandoned and the variety was except for a few virus infected sticks lost. In the year 2004 two old healthy house-sticks were rediscovered in Kaisersbach and Steinheim. The late-ripening vine is resistant to frost and produces fine-sour red wines. The variety is cultivated among others by the Affental wine cooperative.

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