The white grape comes from Bulgaria or Romania, It may be a very old, formerly widespread variety, because there are about 80 Synonyms, Some of them are Abuc, Aprofehér, Aurelul, Bálint, Belina Sitia, Berbecal, Berbetsel, Budai Rizling, Cokour, Fehér Kadarka, Kisfehér, Kleinweiß, Marunt Prajit, Momina Salza, Popolec and Ptitse Grozne. The parentage is unknown. There are morphological Similarities with the Romanian varieties Cabasma Albâ. Galbenă de Odobesti and Zghihara de Husi,
Under small white she used to be quite common in Upper Franconia (Germany). According to the diploma biologist Andreas Young It resembles the yellow Riesling in the collection of the winemaker Franz with its milky white-yellow berries Leth (Wagram, Lower Austria). The variety is found ungrafted still in Mixed sentence of the vintner Peter Götz in the Zeller Schlossberg (Zell am Ebersberg) in Franconia and in the Museumwengert of Kernen-Stetten in Wuerttemberg, However, the variety is no longer relevant, in 2010 no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)