Wine Grapes Glossary
Life Style / Wine Grapes Glossary
Királyleányka: A variety grown in Hungary reported as derived from a Feteasca Alba x Grasa cross, also has several synonym names including Feteasca Regala where grown in Romania. Ripens later than Feteasca . . . View Full Definition
Kishwaukee: (No details other than this variety is recommended to Minnesota growers as a hardy tablegrape).
Kleinberger Riesling: White-wine variety, thought by some to be the Elbling (Weiss) originating from Germany, currently grown in California. (No other information available at present).
Klevner: (a.k.a Clevner). Alternative name in the Alsace region of France for the Savagnin Blanc variety.
Knipperle: Minor grape found mainly in the Alsace region of France. Has synonym name Ortlieber. Recently (1998) found to have genetic links to the Pinot Noir cépage and Gouais Blanc. Used in generic bl . . . View Full Definition
Kolor: Developed at the Freiburg Research Institute, Germany, this red-fleshed grape cultivar was derived from a Pinot Noir and Teinturier cross. As far as is known it is used solely to produce a c . . . View Full Definition
Kotsifali: Robust red-wine grape found mainly on the island of Crete.
Kövidinka: Has synonym names Koevidinka, Ruzsica, Ruzsitza and Steinschiller plus many others. Variety grown in Hungary that ripens very late season, after a late flowering, to give small berries on co . . . View Full Definition
Kozma Cs.V 525: Moderately vigorous, quite hardy Hungarian red-wine variety derived from a Saperavi (Charni) x Blaufränkisch cross. Normally buds around mid-May, ripens around mid-September. (No other detai . . . View Full Definition
Kozma Csvt 55: V.vinifera variety red-skin grape claimed to be derived from a Rayon d'Or x Perle von Csaba cross - (? via selected seedling S. 13666) by Pal Kozma at Szigetcsep, Hungary and currently under . . . View Full Definition
Krakuna: V.vinifera variety grown in Georgia (CIS) and has the synonym name Krachuna. Mostly used in dry white wine blends along with Tsitska and Tsolikouri. Also makes a good varietal wine.
Krassato: Red-wine grape common to central Greece. Usually blended with two other grape wines, the Stavroto and Xynomavro.
Kuldzhinskii: Has synonym name Kouldjinka. Variety reported to have originated in the far east (ie: Kazakhstan/Western China). V.vinifera that ripens mid/late season with noticeable acidity in the Alma At . . . View Full Definition
Kunleany: (No other details other than according to the Geilweilerhof database above it is a complex (V.amurensis x V.vinifera) x Afus.Ali variety widely grown in Central Europe and Balkan states).
La Crescent: Has synonym name MN 1166. Is result of a St. Pepin x Swenson 6-8-25 (ie. latter variety is unknown V.riparia x Muscat Hamburg) 1988 patented cross selected in 1992. Described as making a ger . . . View Full Definition
La Crosse: Has synonym name Elmer Swenson 294. Patented cold hardy (to -25 deg. F) American hybrid suitable for white wine or juice use. Derived from a (MN 78 x Seibel 1000) x Seyval Blanc cross. Ripen . . . View Full Definition
Lacadie (Blanc): (aka Habitant Blanc). Technically known as cultivar V53261 created by the Ontario Horticultural Institute in Ontario, Canada. Moderately winter hardy white wine producing grape ripening arou . . . View Full Definition
Lacrima: Variety grown in the Marche region of Italy. Better known as Lacrima di Morro d'Alba. Used to create a purple-red wine that is described as having (in a good year) an aroma of violets, roses . . . View Full Definition
Lady Patricia: (No other details other than this cultivar, recommended for disease resistance in the State of Arkansas, is the result of a Seibel 14665 x Seyve Villard 20-365 hybrid cross that ripens aroun . . . View Full Definition
Lagorthi: Pronounced 'la gor thee'. White-wine producing variety indigenous to the region of Kalavrita, Peloponnese, Greece. Wines are reported to have pronounced acidity derived mainly from the malic . . . View Full Definition
Lagrein: Long established variety found in Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy. Used to make local rosé's or superior varietal red wines of good character that will age well for 5-8 years if from Bol . . . View Full Definition
Lake Emerald: Developed for resistance to Pierces Disease it is now mostly used as a rootstock in Florida. Was the first hybrid cultivar released by the University of Florida at Leesburg. Productive and v . . . View Full Definition
Lakemont (Seedless): Hardy, early to mid-October ripening grape developed by Geneva Research Station in Western New York. Suitable for making sweet, white dessert wines similar to, but milder than, Himrod,, havi . . . View Full Definition
Lambertille: White-wine producing variety grown on small 1 acre plot in Finger Lakes region of W. New York. New name for French hybrid Seyve Villard 23-512. Used to make a dry wine.
Lambrusco: Red-wine grape cépage widely planted in Emilia region of central Italy. Produces a number of wine styles depending on the characteristics of the sub-variety, but mostly as dry or off-dry win . . . View Full Definition