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United Fränkisch

See below Frankish,

This grape variety name comes from the early Middle Ages and does not designate a single variety, but a group. It is about a designation of origin that supposedly down to the Frankenkönig Charlemagne (742-814) goes back. After the conquest of Gaul, the Franks brought the "nobler" varieties there from today's France to Germany and later referred to them as "Frankish". The first explicitly mentioned were Moreillon ( Pinot ) 1283, Traminer (Savagnin Blanc) 1349 and Riesling 1435. The old varieties also count Elbling. Orleans and Sylvaner to. Together with the Heunic varieties, the Franconian are among the most important gene pools of many of today's European standard vines.

In the Middle Ages, the Franconian varieties were generally considered to be the "better" or more valuable and the Heunian (Hun) varieties as the "lesser" vines. The main Franconian varieties were Traminer and the...

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