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Bird Franconian

The white grape variety probably comes from Germany. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The presumably very old variety, which is considered to be extinct, was rediscovered in 2009 in the Franconian Steigerwald; it belongs to the group of the so-called Franconian varieties. In the ampelography of Karl Friedrich Gok (1776-1849) it is depicted and described as "Korinthe". Most of the berries are virgin and therefore very small berries and seedless. Because of the seedlessness, the berries were dried and used as currants in earlier times. The medium ripening vine tends to trickle and is therefore not a reliable yield. It produces white wines with tasty acidity, whose aromas remind of Riesling andPinot Blanc. In the past, it was often used as a sugar and aroma dispenser in mixed sets.

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