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The red grape variety is a new breed between kadarka x Muscat Bouschet, The crossing took place in 1948 Hungary by the breeder Pál Kozma. The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and sensitive to wintry frost, It produces dark-colored, acid-stressed red wines, which are mainly used as a color-enhancing blend. The variety is in the fields Eger. Kunság. Mátraalja and Szekszárd grown. The total area cultivated in Hungary in 2010 was 136 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Bíborkadarka - grape and leaf

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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