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Synonymous with the grape variety Blaufränkisch; look there.

The red grape variety comes from historic Lower Styria (Austria-Hungary) in today's northeast Slovenia. There are around 120 Synonyms that indicate old age and widespread use. Some of them, grouped alphabetically by country, are Gamé ( Bulgaria ); Blauer Lemberger, Blauer Limberger, Blaufranchis, Hartig 353, Lemberger, Limberger ( Germany ); Franconia Bleu, Franconia Noir, Franconim Noir, Limberger Noir, Limberqer ( France ); Franconia, Franconia Nera, Franconia Nero ( Italy ); Borgonja, Frankovka, Frankovka Cerna, Frankovka Crna, Frankovka Modrá ( Croatia ); Burgundy, Early Black, Early Black, Great Burgundy, Moravian, Moravian, Moravian Black, Moravian Black Karmazin, Moravian Grape, Black Franconian, Black Franconian, Black Coarse ( Austria ); Borgona ( Peru ); Burgundy Mare ( Romania ); Sura Lisicina ( Serbia ); Frankovka Modrá ( Slovakia ); Frankovna Crna ( Slovenia ); Frankovka ( Czech Republic ); Kékfrankos, Nagyburgundi, Szeleslevelü, ( Hungary ), Blue Franc, Blue French, Lemberger, Limberger Black, The Wide-Leafed ( United States ).

Blaufränkisch - grapes and leaf

According to legend, was emperor Charlemagne (742-814) participated in the creation by ordering the “good Frankish Separate varieties from bad Heunic varieties ”. The Blaufränkisch could have developed from this selection of the "valuable, Franconian material". In the...

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