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Tauberschwarz

The red variety comes from Germany, Synonyms according to Blue Frankentraube, Blue Hartwegstraube, Blue Hängling, Corthum, Corthumtraube, Frankentraube, Hartwegstraube, Häusler, Karmazin, Karmazyn, Süßroth, Vicsanka and Viesanka. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms not with the variety Blue hanging man (Blue Hartwegstraube, Frankentraube) be confused. According to done in 2015 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Gouais blanc (Heunisch) x Süßschwarz,

Tauberschwarz - grape and leaf

The variety has been around since the 16th century Tauber (Baden-Württemberg) cultivated, which also explains the first part of the name. It was first mentioned in 1726 in a decree of the Hochstifts Würzburg, Mostly she was often practiced in those days mixed sentence with the varieties Elbling, Austrian ( Sylvaner ) and Trollinger ( Schiava Grossa ) grown. From the 1950s, the vines were cleared. The variety was considered extinct until 1959, before one found in a vineyard in Wermutshausen-Ebertsbronn on remaining 400 vines. Mid-1960s was at the Weinbauinstitut vineyard trying to revive the variety. Since 1996, it is officially approved, in 2009, she occupied 14 hectares of vineyards, of which nine in Wuerttemberg,

The variety Tauberschwarz was from the club Slow Food recorded as a "passenger" of the "Ark of Taste". This makes it one of the award-winning foods that are worth protecting and preserving from the dangers posed by industrial agriculture and the food industry.

Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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