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Bianca (grape variety)

The white grape variety is an interspecific new breeding between Eger 2 ( Villard Blanc x Bouvier, Synonyms are Biahka, Bianka, EC 40, ECS 40, Egri Csillagok 40 and May Red. They are genes of Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1963 in Hungary by the breeder Jozsef Csizmazia and Laszlo Bereznai. The variety protection was granted in 1978. The variety was crossing partner of the four new breeds Backa. Cabernet Volos. Rubinka and Sauvignon Rytos,

Bianca - grape and leaf

The early ripening, productive, hardy Vine is generally good resistant to fungal diseases, It produces flowery, neutral white wines with moderate alcohol content. The variety is in Hungary widely scattered, but especially in the center in the area Kunság cultivated and occupies a total of 2,922 hectares of vineyards. There are more stocks in Russia (3,513 ha), Moldova (15 ha) and Romania (12 ha). The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 6,462 hectares of vineyards with a strong upward trend (2000, there were 2,180 hectares). It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 96th Bianca is synonymous with the Italian variety San Lunardo,

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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