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 it comes from this variety. This variety is characterised by vigorous growth, while the one year old shoots can easily exceed three meters high. It is a self-fertile [...]

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 is known under almost 80 different names in many parts of the world. Outside Romania, Babeasca Neagra could also be found in the Republic of Moldova under the name of “Rara Neagra” and with the [...]

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 nerves. The flower is hermaphrodite type 5 or 6, Grasa de Cotnari variety being partially self-fertilized, because the pollen germinates in percentage of only [...]

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 type 5 and 6. The grapes are middle to large, cylindrical-conical, with quite compact berries. The berries are medium, spherical, with thin skin yellowish green, with [...]

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 characteristics: hermaphrodite flower – normal on the type 5-6, middle size leaf - five lobes, long petiole (12-15 cm). Middle size grapes (150-180 g) and cylinder-conical shape; [...]

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 bear fruit by their own pollen) it used to be cultivated along with Romanian variety Gordan which was a good pollinator. To eliminate the phenomenon of sterility in [...]

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 characters. Adult leaves are medium sized (three-five lobs), linty on the lowerside. The flowers are normal hermaphrodite. The grapes are medium in size, cylindrical shaped, uniaxial, [...]

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 variety is autofertile. The grapes are medium in size (240-260 g), cylindrical shaped, uniaxial. The grape cluster is covered in berries. The berries are middle-sized [...]

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 exposed to the sun, the grapes are greenish yellow, lightly russet, with many rust-coloured spots and an acidity of 5,5 – 6 g/litre (in the juice). Harvest is late, [...]

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, spherical, with a thick, greenish yellow skin and a juicy flesh with discreet aroma, with a juice acidity of 7–7,5 g/l. Harvest is in mid-September, and the [...]

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 regions of Romania, Republic of Moldova and Hungary. Feteasca Alba is an early variety and needs about 150-160 days of vegetation and rather low temperatures of about [...]

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 do not reach a high concentration of sugars, rarely exceeding 170-180 g/l. Grape production is high, between 15 and 17 t/ha. The wines are green coloured with [...]

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 with southern exposure, but also in Dealu Mare vineyard. The grapes are medium-sized, cylindrical-conical, sometimes winged, though with settlement on cluster bean. The [...]

Feteasca Neagra
Feteasca Neagra FETEASCA NEAGRA Indigenous Romanian grape variety, which has been grown for hundreds of years on substantial plantings in the south of Moldova and eastern Muntenia. Today it is grown in most regions of Romania, but also outside the country’s borders. Synonyms Poama Fetei Neagra, Pasareasca Neagra, Coada Randunicii Grape characteristics The grapes are medium to large, cylindrical-conical with spherical, medium-sized berries and dark purple skins. Although it is a vigorous [...]

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 Alba and Grasa de Cotnari. Due to its high production rate (15-20 t/ha), it was a well-spread and highly appreciated variety during the communist period, when massive [...]


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