GRAPE VARIETIES

Mustoasa de Maderat

Mustoasa de Maderat

  MUSTOASA DE MĂDERAT   Local grape variety, originating from Maderat village and cultivated in Minis-Maderat vineyard, Arad county.   There are several controversies over its origins: in the foreign literature, some say that Mustoasa de Maderat is one and the same with the Hungarian variety of Lampor Feher or that [...]

 

Babeasca neagra

Babeasca neagra

BABEASCA NEAGRA   Many names were given to this grape over time and a simple listing of them could offer us obvious clues about the places where it has been established so far, proving also its capacity to be enjoyed.   To spare from effort those curious by nature, Babeasca neagra (black Babeasca) is known under almost 80 [...]

 

Grasa de Cotnari

Grasa de Cotnari

GRASA DE COTNARI   This is a grapevine cultivated from ancient times in Cotnari vineyard, where it had continuity.   Ampelographic (Identification) characters: the adult leaf is middle-sized, entire or trilobite, the leaf’s limb is dark green colored with mesophyll deformations (hammer strikes) and with reddish main [...]

 

Francusa

Francusa

FRANCUSA   This is an old Romanian cultivar, produced for centuries in Cotnari vineyard.   Ampelographic characteristics: the adult leaf is middle-sized, trilobate or pentalobate, the leaf’s limb is dark green colored, slightly crinkled, with the edges bent towards the upper face.   The flower is hermaphrodite [...]

 

Tamaioasa romaneasca

Tamaioasa romaneasca

TAMAIOASA ROMANEASCA    Synonyms - Muscat Frontignan, Busuioaca de Moldova, Tamaioasa alba de Dragasani, Muscat blanc a petits grains, Rumanische weihrauchtraube   Muscat variety probably originated in Ancient Greece. It has been cultivated for at least two millennia in Romania.      Ampelographic [...]

 

Cramposie selectionata

Cramposie selectionata

CRAMPOSIE SELECTIONATA   Synonym – Carloganca   This grape variety goes back to pre-Roman Empire days, when the region between the Danube and the Carpathians was inhabited by the Dacians.   It is one of the few Dacian varieties that have survived over the centuries. Being an autosterile variety (flowers cannot [...]

 

Negru de Dragasani

Negru de Dragasani

NEGRU DE DRAGASANI   Negru de Dragasani grape variety was obtained by Marculescu M. and Vladasel M. through individual selection at SCDVV Dragasani. It was obtained as a result of the sexual hybridization between Negru vartos and Saperavi and it was released in 1993.   Ampelographic [...]

 

Novac

Novac

NOVAC   Novac grape variety was obtained by Marculescu Mircea through individual selection from the variety Negru vartos and variety Saperavi, at SCDVV Dragasani. It was released in 1987.   Ampelographic characters. Adult leaves are medium sized (three-five lobs) flowers are normal hermaphrodite type 5, the [...]

 

Plavaie

Plavaie

PLAVAIE   History/Origin: a local Romanian variety, grown in the Moldavian area, mostly in Vrancea.   Plavaia bunches are large in size and cylindrical in shape, slightly flared. The grapes are very compact and, when mature, they squeeze against each other and grow deformed, flattened on the sides. On the side which is [...]

 

Sarba

Sarba

ȘARBA   Created by SCDVV Odobesti, Vrancea County in 1972 by natural fecundation of Italian Riesling (Welschriesling). It is a semi-aromatic variety recommended to be consumed young and fresh.   Sarba gives average-sized, tapered bunches, with compact grapes and a short, lignified peduncle; the grapes are average-sized, [...]

 

Feteasca alba

Feteasca alba

FETEASCA ALBA Synonyms - Leanka, Poama fetei, Pasareasca alba, weisse Madchentraube   This grape variety was cultivated before phylloxera appeared in our country. It is a white  clonal variation of the indigenous variety Feteasca neagra originating in the area of Moldova in Romania. Today it is cultivated in most of the [...]

 

Zghihara de Husi

Zghihara de Husi

ZGHIHARA DE HUSI   This variety was grown in Vaslui Co. and it is synonymous to: Zghihara Galbena, Zghihara verde batuta, Poama de Husi, Poama molodoveneasca, Ghihara, Galbena de Husi, Poama zosoneasca, Poama vinoasa de Husi.   The grapes have a greenish-yellow colour, they ripen in late September and early October, but [...]

 

Busuioaca de Bohotin

Busuioaca de Bohotin

BUSUIOACA DE BOHOTIN   Synonyms - Muscat rouge de Frontignan, Muscat fioletovai, Muscat violet cyperus   Originally from Bohotin region, Iasi Co., Busuioaca de Bohotin is a variety similar to Tamaioasa romaneasca. It adapts to the eco-climatic conditions of NE Moldova, the best results yielding on sunny slopes [...]

 

Feteasca neagra

Feteasca neagra

FETEASCA NEAGRA   Synonyms - Poama fetei neagra, Pasareasca neagra, Coada randunicii, Schwarze madchentraube   Considered to be a traditional, indigenous Dacian red grape variety, which was grown for a long time on large areas in the south of Moldova and eastern Wallachia.   Today it is grown  in most regions of [...]

 

Feteasca regala

Feteasca regala

FETEASCA REGALA   Synonyms - Danasana, Galbena de Ardeal, Kirayleanka, Konigliche Madchentraube, Konigsast   Feteasca regala is one of the most popular and sought-after wine grape varieties in Romania. Feteasca regala was discovered in Transylvania near Sighisoara about eight decades ago and is a hybrid between Feteasca [...]