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Savagnin Rose

The white grape variety is a rare or hardly cultivated variety of the Traminer (see general information there). There are many Synonyms which are partly also for the kind of game Gewurztraminer and some are also commonly used for tramers. The main alphabetically grouped by country are Mala Dinka, Prinç ( Bulgaria ); Clevner, Clevener, Rotfrenschen, Traminer ( Germany ); Fromenteau Rouge, Fromenté Rose, Klevener de Heiligenstein, Savagnin Rose Non Musque, Savagnin Rouge ( France ); Traminac Crveni ( Croatia ); Red Traminer, Traminer ( Austria ); Heidarot ( Switzerland ); Piros Tramini ( Hungary ). Savagnin Rose is a pink berry mutation by Savagnin Blanc. She often becomes that Gewurztraminer equated or confused with a mutation of Savagnin Rose with Moschuston (French musque). Since Savagnin Rose does not have this tone, it is also called Savagnin Rose Non Musqué.

Gewürztraminer - grape and leaf

Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Kövidinka (Mala Dinka) or Pinot gris (Fromenteau, Pinot Gris, Little Traminer) can be confused. The Swiss botanist Johannes Bauhin (1541-1613) describes in his work "Historia Plantarum Universalis" published in 1650 posthumously the variety "Rotfrenschen", which is the first mention of Savagnin Rose. In France, the name Savagnin Rose was first used by Victor in 1868 Pulliat (1827-1896). The early ripening vine is sensitive to frost and prone to Verrieseln, It produces white wines with less pronounced aromas than Gewürztraminer, similar to Traminer (Savagnin Blanc).

In the statistics of Kym Anderson 2010 quantities were reported under the three names Gewurztraminer (with "u"), Savagnin Blanc and Savagnin Rose. It is probably predominantly Gewürztraminer. Under the name Savagnin Rose were in France 45 hectares covered. This variety is grown almost exclusively in Alsace where they grown for the local specialty Klevener de Heiligenstein is used. Also under Savagnin Rose were for Germany (here, however, the Red Traminer) covers 838 hectares, although this is probably mostly the Gewürztraminer. Under "Durbacher Clevner" there are small stocks in the growing area to bathe, The quantities of all countries with the different Traminer game types are below Gewurztraminer contain.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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