The white grape variety comes from the border area Romania / Serbia or former Yugoslavia / Hungary; the historic landscape Banat on the Balkans. There are around 60 Synonyms, which testify to the high age and the (once) widespread distribution of the vine, especially in the eastern states. Some of them sorted alphabetically by country are Hellrothe Müllerrebe, Ungarstock ( Germany. Austria ); Bagrena, Bagrina Crvena, Bagrina Krajinska, Bragina Rara, Bagrina Rošie, Červená Dinka, Chervená Dinka, Crvena Dinka, Turska Ružica ( Croatia. Montenegro. Serbia ); Bagrina Rara, Braghina, Braghinâ, Braghinâ Alba, Braghinâ Deasa, Braghină de Drăgăsani, Braghină Rosie Rara, Roşioară, Vulpe Roşie Bătută ( Moldova. Romania ); Törökdinka, Vörös Dinka ( Hungary ). The parentage is unknown. The variety was crossing partner in the new breed Calina (1).
It is a pure female grape, In order to ensure fertilization, it must therefore be planted in mixed set with other varieties. The medium to late-ripening vine has reddish, thin-skinned berries. It produces harmonic tasting white wines with fresh acidity and also aging potential. The variety is mainly in the Romanian area Drăgăşani, as well as in the area Timok in Serbia and in Bulgaria grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012