Synonym (also Sylvanertraube) for the grape variety Silvaner; see there.
The white grape variety originates from Austria. Over a hundred synonyms attest to its great age. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Augustiner Weiß, Bötzinger, Fliegentraube, Franken, Frankenriesling, Frankentraube, Grünedel, Grüner Silvaner, Österreicher, Österreichisch, Roter Silvaner, Schönfeilner,(Germany); Feuille Ronde, Gamay Blanc, Gros Riesling, Picardon Blanc, Silvain Vert (France); Sylvaner Verde (Italy); Sonoma Riesling (California); Silvanac Zeleni, Silvanai Zeleni (Croatia); Salfin; Salfin Belyi, Salfine Bely (Moldova); Grüner, Grüner Zierfandler, Pepitraube, Pepltraube, Sylvaner, Zierfandler (Austria); Gros Plant du Rhin, Gros Rhin, Johannisberg (Switzerland); Sylvánské Zelené(Slovakia); Zeleni Silvanec (Slovenia); Cynifadl Zeleny, Cynifal, Cynifal Zeleny, Sylvánské Zelené(Czech Republic); Bálint, Beregi Szilvani, Zöld Szilváni (Hungary). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Elbling (Weißer Silvaner), Österreichisch-Weiß or Sauvignon Blanc (Muskat-Silvaner).
The name has often been associated with the Latin "Silva" (meaning "woodland") or "saevum" (wild) and an origin from wild vines has been deduced. However, according to DNA analyses carried out by Dr. Ferdinand Regner as early as 1998, it is probably a natural cross between Traminer (Savagnin...
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