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Bianca (grape variety)

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

Bianca - grape and leaf

The early maturing, productive, hardy Vine is generally very resistant to fungal diseases, It produces flowery, neutral white wines with a moderate alcohol content. The variety is in Hungary widely scattered, but especially in the center in the area Kunság grown and occupies a total of 2,922 hectares of vineyards. There are further stocks in Russia (3,513 ha), Moldova (15 ha) and Romania (12 ha). The variety occupied a total of 6,462 hectares of vineyards in 2010 with a rapidly increasing tendency (in 2000 there were 2,180 hectares). It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking rank 96. Bianca is also a synonym for the Italian variety San Lunardo,

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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