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The white grape variety originates from Austria. Synonyms are Abendroth, Abendröte, Blauer Hans, Blue John, Falscher Frühroter, Falscher Frühroter Veltliner, Fleischtraube, Hans, Hansen, Hannsen, Hannsen Weiß, Kleiner Roter Veltliner, Kleiner Veltliner, Roter Hansen, Roter Mährer, Roter Riesling, Rother Riesling, Roter Zierfahndler, Roter Zierfandler, Rotraifler, Schwabenhans, Weißer Hanns and Weißer Hannsen. It is probably a natural cross between Roter Veltliner x unknown partner. The historical Hansen wine from Plochingen near Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg), which is often wrongly cited as an example of the cultivation of Hanns, is not the grape variety Hanns, but (along with Dornfelder, Kerner, Riesling and Trollinger) Grüner Veltliner. The Hanns variety is no longer cultivated commercially. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics). See also under Veltliner.

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