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The red grape variety comes from the border area Switzerland / Italy, Synonyms are Große Blaue Mörsch, Hitzkirchener and Hitzkirchler. The in the canton Lucerne in the example of the eponymous community Hitzkirch occurring variety was / is often confused with the also cultivated here variety Briegler = Bondola, which took place in 2011 DNA analysis his explanation found. Because of intersections between Bondola x completer are the two varieties Bondoletta and Hitzkircher emerged. The variety becomes a grape variety group in Switzerland Old plants counted. In 2010, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).

Hitzkircher - grape and leaf

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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