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Blue Heunisch

The red grape probably comes from Austria, Synonyms include Grosse Kauka, Peterleinstraube, Piazha, Piazhneck, Piazhnek, Plant Madame, Raisin Rouge, Rosary, Sauerschwarz, Schwarzer Heunisch, Sparse Gros, Staatmacher and Thalrot. It is not in spite of the name with the varieties white Heunisch ( Gouais blanc ) or Red Heunisch related. According to DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural crossing between Feridac x unknown partner. It is a pure female grape, Confusingly, there is also a separate strain Black Heunisch, which is very similar to Gouais Blanc. It is believed that the name is due morphological Similarities was forgiven. No stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ). See the Heunisch Group in detail at Gouais blanc,

Blue Heunisch - grape and leaf

Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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