The red grape variety probably comes from Germany. Synonyms are Blauer Tokayer, Gouais Noir, Hohmann 21/23/24/96, Rothhinsch, Rothhinsche, Schwarzer Heinisch, Schwarzheunsch, Schwarzhynsch and Tokay Blue. Confusingly, however, Black Heunisch is also a synonym for the independent varieties Blue Heunisch and Somszoeloe Kék (both without Heunisch relationship). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2016, it originates from a presumably natural cross between white heunisch (Gouais Blanc) x sweet black. It is an all-female grape variety. The variety is no longer significant; no stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson). For the Heunisch group, see Gouais Blanc in detail.
See pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)