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The origin of the white grape variety is unknown. Synonyms are Adelfranke, Adelfranke Blanche, Adelfränkisch, Edelfränkisch, Grinling and Weißer Grünling. However, she is not allowed with the independent Traminer descendant Adel Fränkisch be confused. The variety was first known in 1621 under the names "Frue Grünling" and "Spät Grünling" ampelographers Michael mentions boys. The green body was in the German Mark in the late Middle Ages Brandenburg spread and was widely used until the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) Franconia grown. In an ampelographic work from 1661, a “red green body” is also described.

Grünling - bunch of grapes and leaf

After the landowner Lambert Joseph von Babo (1790-1862) the name derives from the dark green leaves. The Austrian winemaker Franz Leth (Wagram, Lower Austria) lists this variety in his living “Grape Variety Museum”. According to his description, it produces a "delicate, elegant and annoying white wine with a concentrated bouquet" . After the ampelograph Andreas Young is the green with that Sauvignon Blanc identical. This also explains why the green compact used to be a name used for this variety in Franconia. The variety of green green is probably Sauvignon Rouge (see Sauvignon gris ) met.

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