This varietal name dates from the early Middle Ages, and not designate a type, but one population (family). This is an indication of origin, alleged to the King of the Franks Charlemagne (742-814) decreases. After the conquest of Gaul, the Franks there planted "noble" varieties have brought to Germany and later as "Frankish" means. The first explicitly mentioned varieties were Traminer (1349) Pinot Gris (1375) and Riesling (1435). Furthermore, among the varieties Elbling , Orléans (grape) andYou see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.