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Longyan

The white grape variety comes from China. The name means dragon's eye; synonyms are Czhi-Pu-Tao, Dragon's Eye, Hun-Juan-Sin, Long Yan, Lungyen and Ryugan. It was long considered identical to the Japanese variety Ryugan. The morphological descriptions are different, however, but a final clarification is pending (status 2013). The late ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost. It produces green-yellow, full-bodied white wines with fruity aromas, which are suitable for the production of sparkling wine and spirits. However, the variety is mainly used as a table grape. It is widely spread in the eastern provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Shanxi. The variety was a cross-breeding partner in the new varieties Xiongynebai and Zeyu

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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