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The white grape variety comes from the Balkan region. Synonyms alphabetically grouped by country are Banat Riesling, Zakkelweiß ( Germany ); Banatski Rizling, Kreáca, (formerly Yugoslavia ); Creată, Creată de Banat, Franchie, Frâncușe, Kriaca ( Romania ); Kreatza ( Serbia ); Riesling Banatsky ( Slovakia ); Bánáti Riesling ( Hungary ). Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Frâncuşă or Riesling be confused. The parentage is unknown; A suspected relationship with French varieties due to the synonyms franchie was made through in 2004 DNA analysis cannot be proven.

It is a very old grape variety that was widespread in the Balkan region (parts of Romania, Serbia, Hungary). Those found in the individual countries game types exhibit strong morphological Differences in what the old age proves. The medium to late ripening, productive vine is moderately susceptible to Botrytis and vulnerable 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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