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The white grape variety comes from Slovenia. Synonyms are Findling, Hartig 384, Juliperle, Kimmig Kp 1 ( Germany ); Bouvier Blanc, Bouvier Précoce ( 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 may not be the one under the name foundling grown in Switzerland mutation of Müller-Thurgau be confused. She was the owner of the winery Clotar Bouvier (1853-1930) discovered in 1900 on his estate in Herzogburg in the former Upper Radkersburg (today Slovenia) in the midst of other vines. After several years of selection, he sold several cuttings, whereby the dissemination in the former Austria-Hungary was initiated. According to 2013 were done DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Pinot x Muscat Blanc, The variety was crossbred partner of the new breeds Bianca. Decora. precious Steiner. Ganita. Julie. Kabar. Romeo. Veritas. Zengö. zenith. Zéta and Zeusz,

Bouvier - grape and leaf

The very early ripening, rather low-yielding vine is resistant to frost but prone to both mildews and Botrytis, She produces a golden yellow wine with fine nutmeg, Mostly it becomes for the Austrian specialty Storm (semi-fermented must) and used for the production of rapidly consumable young wines. She also likes the variety Riesling to cuvées blended. She is also very good table grape suitable. In 2009, the variety in Austria 234 hectares of vineyards, mostly in Burgenland, Further acreage was available in 2010 in the Slovakia (6 ha), in Slovenia (40 ha), in Czech Republic and in Hungary, as well as the name Findling in Germany (27 ha).

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