Klevner

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Klevner or Clevner is a synonym for various grape varieties and wines, and is primarily used in German-speaking wine regions. The word derives from the Swiss version of the name of the Northern Italian town Chiavenna, Kleven, situated at the north end of Lake Como. Swiss mercenaries brought grapevines from that region back home across the Alps at the beginning of the 16th Century.

Klevener refers to an Alsace wine called Klevener de Heiligenstein, which is made from the variety Savagnin rose, which is a grape in the Traminer family