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The red grape variety comes from Slovenia, Synonyms are Glass Black, Moravita, Morillon de Champagne and Black Champagne. According to DNA analysis it is a crossroads Blue Silvaner x Heunisch, It was under this name in 1841 by the Styrian ampelographer Franz Xaver Debris (1800-1858). As black champagne, the variety grew at Friedolsheim in Alsace, where it was the main ingredient of the famous red wines of Kallstadt. The vine was already considered extinct or lost, until in 2007 at Steigerwald a single vine was discovered. This is in the mixed sentence of Peter Götz in the Zeller Schlossberg in Upper Franconia.

Möhrchen is also synonymous with Frühburgunder (Pinot Noir Précoce) and Pinot Noir,

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