The white grape variety comes from Slovenia or Croatia, Synonyms are Belina Pleterje, Plavis, Praskava Belina, Ranfol Beli, Ranfol Bijela, Sremska Bijolina, Stajerska Belina (Styrian Whites), Urbanka and Vrbanka. You may not join Gouais Blanc (Heunisch), for which the synonym Stajerska Belina was / is often used. According to 2012 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Vulpea x Gouais Blanc. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The productive vine produces light-colored white wines. It is used in Slovenia under the name Belina Pleterje, especially in the areas Podravje and Posavje cultivated and is in PTP wine cviček authorized. In Croatia it is mainly grown in the north, 134 hectares of vineyards were shown here in 2010.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)