Green Hungarian

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Green Hungarian
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Butschera, Putzscheere and other synonyms
Origin Hungary

Green Hungarian, Butschera (Hungarian) or Putzscheere (German) is a white Hungarian wine grape. It is also found in California, but in recent years the grape has been declining in number of plantings.[1]

The grape variety is likely to have originated from the border area between Hungary and Rumania, or the Carpathians. In former times, it was much cultivated in much of central and eastern Europe as a high-yielding grape for simple wines, which has resulted that it is known under a large number of synonyms in different languages. It was also used as a table grape. Today, very little of it remains in cultivation in Europe.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

Green Hungarian is also known under the synonyms Aramon du Nord, Bela Pelesovna, Bela Selenika, Belline, Bockseckel, Butschera, Elender, Glockauer, Grüne (Selena) Pelesovna, Gyöngy Szölö, Gyöngyszölö, Heinisch Rot, Hinschen Weiss, Lelt Szoeloe, Misera, Perlentraube, Putchir, Putscheere Bleu, Putscher, Putzcheere, Putzscheere, Raifler, Rothinsch, Rothreifler, Sauerlamper, Talburger, Tokauer, Tokayer, Treitsche, Ungar, Weisser Tokayer, and Zuti Krhkopetec.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 112 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  2. ^ Wein-Plus Glossar: Putzscheere, accessed 2013-01-24
  3. ^ Putzscheere, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-11-24