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Black hay

The red grape variety probably comes from Germany, Synonyms are Blauer Tokayer, Gouais Noir, Hohmann 21/23/24/96, Rothhinsch, Rothhinsche, Schwarzer Heinisch, Schwarzheunsch, Schwarzhynsch and Tokay Blue. Confusingly, Black Heunisch is also a synonym for the independent varieties Blue hay and Somszoeloe Kék (both without a Heunisch relationship). According to done in 2016 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between White Heunisch (Gouais Blanc) x Süßschwarz, It is a pure female grape, The variety is no longer important; in 2010, no stocks were shown (cym Anderson ). See the Heunisch Group in detail at Gouais Blanc,

Black Heunisch - grape and leaf

Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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