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Also called Blaufrankisch or Limberg , Franken seems to have the two countries of origin: Croatia, where he is in fact the city of Limberg, or the upper valley of the Main, called Franken, or Franconia. The first hypothesis, however, seems to be the most valid, because in that area growing and widespread. Strangely, the biggest ampelographers not make mention in their works. We find it mentioned only by Marzotto, in his wine grapes in 1925 by Poggi and his Atlante ampelographic. Currently, there are widespread in Austria, not in Italy and France. The areas most affected are the Italian Trentino, in the area of Levico, and Friuli, in the areas of the plain of the Tagliamento, and Cervignano Palmanova. Poorly in the hills.


Wine regions

Friuli Venezia Giulia 


Other regions


Viticulture and winemaking

Cluster has very large, pyramid-shaped or cylindrical, with wings just obvious. Consistency woody stalk, long and slightly flattened. Pedicels medium, short brush, strong ex. Berries are medium large, deep blue, very pruinose, tough skin. Semicarnosa pulp, neutral flavor, tart, slightly sweet. Very large number of pips in three or even four.

Below is a list of all DOC is allowed where the use of this vine

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Colli Orientali del Friuli - alone or in blends

Friuli Isonzo or Isonzo del Friuli - alone or in blends






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