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The different colored grape variety group comes from Austria, Synonyms for mostly the variety Blue Zimmettraube are Blue Oberfeld, Blue Zimmtraube, Cernina, Drobna Crnina, Drobna Sipa, Kleinkölner, Kleinmilcher, Kossovina, Crowberry, Mala Modrina, Modrina, Plesnova, Prava Crnina, Black Zimmettraube and Zimmerttraube. The synonym Cernina points to the same identity with the Cellerina (Cenerina) from Italy, which is no longer cultivated today Piedmont who looks astonishingly similar to her. The varieties were formerly found in Austria-Hungary in Lower Styria, which was then part of the monarchy (today northern Slovenia ) and today's Croatia grown and as a wine press table grapes used.

The Blue Zimmettraube was created by the ampelographer Franz Xaver Debris (1800-1858) in his standard work published in 1841 "Systematic Classification and Description of the Vine Varieties Occurring in the Duchy of Styria". It is a pure female grape, According to done in 2016 DNA analysis is a parent of Blue Portuguese and Blaufränkisch, The assumption became one Parent-offspring relationship with the Blauer variety argant approved.

Blue Zimmettraube - grape and leaf

The smoky colored grape is one mutation the blue and black grape cluster (which, incidentally, in the VIVC catalog is managed independently). It is a pure female grape, At the institute Geilweilerhof (Palatinate) there are still a few sample copies. Synonyms are Ash-colored Zimmettraube, Dimmik, Gray Smoke-colored Zimmettraube, Rauch-colored Zimmettraube, Rauchler, Russfarb and Sivez.

Smoke-colored Zimmettraube - grape and leaf

Another variety is the white cube with the synonyms Beli Vranik, Blinica, Bliniza and smoker. The parentage is unknown. It is as a wine press table grape suitable.

Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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