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The white grape variety comes from the Balkan area. Synonyms are grouped alphabetically by country Banat Riesling, Zakkelweiß ( Germany ); Banatski Rizling, Kreáca, (former Yugoslavia ); Creată, Creată de Banat, Franchie, Frâncuşe, Kriaca ( Romania ); Kreatza ( Serbia ); Riesling Banatsky ( Slovakia ); Bánáti Riesling ( Hungary ). It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Frâncuşă or Riesling be confused. The parentage is unknown; a suspected relationship with French varieties due to the synonym Franchie was made by in 2004 DNA analysis can not be detected.

It is a very old grape that was widespread in the Balkans (parts of Romania, Serbia, Hungary). The ones found in the individual countries game types show strong morphological Differences on what the old age proves. The medium to late-ripening, high-yielding vine is moderately prone to Botrytis and prone to both mildews, It produces slightly aromatic, full-bodied white wines. In 2010 were in Romania 27 and in Hungary 3 hectares of vineyards.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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