The white grape comes from Hungary (Kövi = from / on 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 ); Kamená Dinka ( Slovakia ); Dinka Fehér, Rusica, Ruzsica, Vörösdinka ( Hungary ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Pozsonyi or Savagnin Rose (Mala Dinka) can be confused. It was a crossing partner of the new varieties Jubilee 75th. Carat and Sila, as well as parent of green Fränkisch,
The variety was supposedly grown in Hungary in the Middle Ages. According to one hypothesis, it is said to have come from Croatia; according to another, it was introduced by German colonists. However, there is no genetic evidence for this. The late ripening vine is resistant to wintry ones frost. Botrytis and drought, It produces low-alcohol, neutral-tasting white wines. The variety is in Hungary in the fields of Csongrád and Kunság (Alföld) grown on 1020 hectares. There are further 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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