The white grape variety originates from Romania. The Romanian name means "fat of Cotnari" and the Hungarian name Kövérszőlő means "fat grape", referring to the large berries. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Dicktraube, Resser, Ressertraube, Sicktraube (Austria); Armas, El Grasz, Gras, Grasz, Grasă, Grasă Crocantă, Grasă de Cotnar, Grasă di Cotnari, Grasă Galbena, Grasă Mare, Grasă Mică, Grasă Verde, Grasi, Grassa, Grassa Mare, Grassa Mica, Poamă Grasă, Som (Romania); Bajor, Fehér Kövérszőlő, Fehérszőlő, Fejérszőlő, Furmint, Kövérszőlő, Pataki (Hungary). The very old variety is probably identical with Fehérszölö mentioned in the Tokaj region. The ampelographer Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) mentioned it under Kövér Szöllö already in 1876 and mentions Transylvania as its origin.
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