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Savagnin Rose

The white grape variety is a rarely occurring or barely cultivated variety of the Traminer (see general information there). There are numerous Synonyms, but partly also for the game type Gewurztraminer and some are also commonly used for Traminer. The most important 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 ); Heather ( Switzerland ); Piros Tramini ( Hungary ). Savagnin Rose is a pink-haired mutation from Savagnin Blanc. She often gets that Gewurztraminer equated or confused with this, a mutation of Savagnin Rose with Moschuston (French musque). Since Savagnin Rose does not have that tone, she is also called Savagnin Rose Non Musqué.

Gewürztraminer - grape and leaf

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

In the statistics of Kym Anderson In 2010 volumes 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 recorded. This variety is almost exclusively in the Alsace grown where they are for the local specialty Klevener de Heiligenstein is used. Also under Savagnin Rose were for Germany (here but Roter Traminer) recorded 838 hectares, but most of it is probably the Gewürztraminer. Under "Durbacher Clevner" there are small stocks in the growing area to bathe, The quantities of all countries with the different Traminer varieties are under Gewurztraminer contain.

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

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