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The red grape variety originates from Germany. Synonyms are Blaue Frankentraube, Blaue Hartwegstraube, Blauer Hängling, Corthum, Corthumtraube, Frankentraube, Grobroter, Hartwegstraube, Häusler, Karmazin, Karmazyn, Süßroth, Vicsanka and Viesanka. It should not be confused with the Blauer Hängling variety (Blaue Hartwegstraube, Frankentraube), despite seemingly suggestive synonyms. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2015, it originates from a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc (Heunisch) x Süßschwarz. The Tauberschwarz variety was included as a "passenger" in the "Ark of Flavour" by the Slow Food association. This means that it is one of the outstanding foods that are worth protecting and preserving from the threat posed by industrial agriculture and the food industry.

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