The red grape variety is a new breed between Frankovka ( Blaufränkisch ) x Svatovavrinecke ( St. Laurent ). The name was formed from the parent varieties. The crossing took place in 1973 in the Czech Republic by the private breeder Lubomír Glos. The variety protection was granted in 2008. Fratava was crossing partner of the new breeds Cerason. Kofranka. Marlen. Nativa and Laurot, The late-ripening vine is prone to both mildews, but resistant to Botrytis and frost, It produces deep red, aromatic, low-acid reds with aromas of plums and red fruits reminiscent of St. Laurent. The variety is on smallest surfaces in Czech Republic grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).