The white grape comes from the border area Romania / Serbia or former Yugoslavia / Hungary; the historical landscape of Banat in the Balkans. There are around 60 Synonyms, which testify to the old age and (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 Albă, Braghinâ Deasa, Braghină de Drăgăsani, Braghină Rosie Rara, Roșioară, Vulpe Roşie Bătută ( Moldova. Romania ); Törökdinka, Vörös Dinka ( Hungary ). The parentage is unknown. The variety was a cross partner in new breeding Calina (1).
It is a pure female grape, In order to ensure fertilization, it must therefore be planted in a mixed set with other varieties. The medium to late ripening vine has reddish, thin-skinned berries. It produces harmonically tasting white wines with fresh acidity and also aging potential. The variety is mainly used in the Romanian area Drăgăşani, as well as in the Timok area Serbia and in Bulgaria grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012