The white grape variety comes from Hungary (Kövi = from / to stone). There are over 60 Synonyms, which indicates old age and widespread use. Some alphabetically grouped by country are Mala Dinka ( Bulgaria ); Großsteinschiller, Kövidinka rose, rose grape, Steinschiller ( Germany ); Ružica Crvena ( Croatia ); Meat grape ( Austria ); Dinka Alba ( Romania ); Kevidinka, Ružica ( Serbia ); Kamena Dinka ( Slovakia ); Dinka Fehér, Rusica, Ruzsica, Vorosdinka ( Hungary ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Pozsonyi or Savagnin Rose (Mala Dinka) to be confused. She was crossing partner of the new breeds Jubilee 75. Carat and Sila, as well as parent of green Fränkisch,
The variety was supposedly grown in the Middle Ages in Hungary. According to one hypothesis, she is said to have come from Croatia, after another she was introduced by German colonists. But there is no genetic evidence. The late-ripening vine is resistant to wintry frost. Botrytis and drought, It produces alcohol-rich, neutral-tasting white wines. The variety is in Hungary in the fields of Csongrád and Kunság (Alföld) grown on 1020 hectares. There are more stocks in Croatia (56 ha) and Romania (1 ha). In 2010, a total of 1,077 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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