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Fratava

The red grape variety is a new variety between Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) x Svatovavrinecke (St. Laurent). The name was formed from the parent varieties. The cross was made in 1973 in the Czech Republic by the private breeder Lubomír Glos. Plant variety protection was granted in 2008. Fratava was a crossing partner of the new varieties Cerason, Kofranka, Marlen, Nativa and Laurot. The late-maturing vine is susceptible to both powdery mildews, but resistant to botrytis and frost. It yields deep red, aromatic, low-acid red wines with aromas of plums and red fruits reminiscent of St. Laurent. The variety is cultivated in small quantities in the Czech Republic. However, no stock was recorded in 2016 (Kym Anderson).

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