The white grape variety comes from Slovenia. Synonyms are Findling, Hartig 384, Juliperle, Kimmig Kp 1 ( Germany ); Bouvier Blanc, Bouvier Precoce ( France ); Bouvierov Hrozen, Bouvirovo Hrozno ( Slovakia ); White Bouvier Grape, Bouvier Grape ( Austria ); Bela Ranina, Bela Ranka, Radgonska Ranina, Ranina and Ranina Bela ( Slovenia ). The variety must not be the one under the name foundling grown in Switzerland mutation of Müller-Thurgau be confused. It was owned by the winery owner Clotar Bouvier (1853-1930) discovered in 1900 on his property in Herzogburg in the former Ober-Radkersburg (now Slovenia) amidst other vines. After several years of selection, he sold several cuttings, which initiated the spread in what was then Austria-Hungary. According to 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Pinot x Muscat Blanc, The variety was a cross partner of the new varieties Bianca. Decora. precious Steiner. Ganita. Julie. Kabar. Romeo. Veritas. Zengö. zenith. Zéta and Zeusz,
The very early ripening, rather low-yielding vine is resistant to frost but prone to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces a golden yellow wine with fine nutmeg, It is mostly used for the Austrian specialty Storm (half-fermented must), and used to produce young wines that can be consumed quickly. She will also be very happy with the variety Riesling to cuvées blended. It is also very good as table grape suitable. In 2009 the variety in Austria 234 hectares of vineyards, mostly in Burgenland, In 2010 there were further areas under cultivation Slovakia (6 ha), in Slovenia (40 ha), in Czech Republic and in Hungary, as well as under the name Findling in Germany (27 ha).
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)