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

Bíborkadarka - grape and leaf

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

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