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Early Blue Portuguese

Variety of the grape variety Blauer Portugieser; see there.

The red grape variety originates from Lower Styria (Austria-Hungary) in what is now north-eastern Slovenia, although the name incorrectly refers to Portugal. There are over a hundred synonyms; the most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Autrichien, Portugais Bleu(France); Porthogese, Porthogese Nero, Porthogeze, Portoghese, Portoghese Nero(Italy); Early Burgundy(California); Crna Kraljevina, Portugizac Crni(Croatia); Badner, Badener, Garidelitraube, Portugieser, Portugieser Blau, Portugiesische, Vöslaner, Vöslauer(Austria); Perequita, Português Azul(Portugal); Modrý Portugal, Portugalkja, Portugalské Modré(Slovakia, Czech Republic); Modra Portugalka, Portugalka(Slovenia); Kékoportó(Hungary).

Blauer Portugieser - Weintraube und Blatt

The hypothesis of the origin Portugal is based on a document in Gumpoldskirchen (Lower Austria). In this document it is stated that the lord of Vöslau, Baron von Fries, brought the variety from Porto to Bad Vöslau in 1772. In 1887 the ampelographer Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) also put forward the thesis that the Portuguese variety...

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