The white grape variety comes from Slovenia. Synonyms are Grganka, Malvasia Fuhrmann, Malvazija S Piko, Racuk, Vitovska Garganija and Vitouska Gargania. It must not be confused with the Vitovska variety due to morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Gouais Blanc x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The variety was first mentioned in 1844 by the priest Matija Vertovec. The early to medium-ripening vine produces alcohol-light, acidic white wines with a lemon aroma. It is cultivated in the Slovenian Karst area in the Primorska region. However, no stocks were recorded under the name Vitovska Grganja in 2010 (statistics Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012