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Băbească Neagră is an old native Romanian
Romanian wine
Romania is one of the world's largest wine producers, producing around 610,000 tons of wine. In recent years, Romania has attracted many European business people and wine buyers, due to the affordable prices of both vineyards and wines compared to other wine producing nations such as France,...

 - Moldovan
Moldovan wine
With a production of 124,200 tons of wine , Moldova has a well established wine industry. It has a vineyard area of of which are used for commercial production. The remaining are vineyards planted in villages around the houses used to make home-made wine, or "vin de casa"...

 wine grape variety. It is cultivated in the south of Moldova
Moldova
Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East and South. It declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991, as part...

 and in Romania
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Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

 (region of Moldavia
Moldavia
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, Dobruja
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 and Wallachia
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), and is the second most planted grape variety in Romania
Romanian wine
Romania is one of the world's largest wine producers, producing around 610,000 tons of wine. In recent years, Romania has attracted many European business people and wine buyers, due to the affordable prices of both vineyards and wines compared to other wine producing nations such as France,...

, with about 6300 hectares (15,567.6 acre) in 2005. The name Băbească Neagră means "grandmother's grape".

Most wines produced from Băbească Neagră are light, fruity red wines.

Synonyms


Băbească Neagră is also known under the synonyms Aldarusa, Asil Kara, Babeasca, Babiasca Niagra, Babiaska Niagra, Bobiaska Niagra, Bobyaksa Nigra, Bobyaska Nyagra, Caldarusa, Chernyi Redkii, Chernyl Redkyl, Ciornai Redchii, Cracana, Cracanata, Crecanate, Goldaroucha, Grossmuttertraube, Hexentraube, Kaouchanskii, Koldaroucha, Koldarusha, Koldursha, Koptchak, Koptchakk, Krekanat, Krekanate, Niagra Rara, Nyagra Rara, Poama Rara Neagra, Poma Rara Niagra, Poma Rara Nyagra, Racanata, Rara Neagra
Rara neagra
Rara Neagră is an indigenous Moldovan dark-skinned variety of grape used for red wine. The name translates as The loose black . It is a late-ripening variety that gives red wines which are typically dark colored, rich in acid and may exhibit a pronounced fruity character...

, Rara Negra Moldarsky, Rara Niagra, Rara Nyagra, Raraneagra, Raschirata, Rastopirka, Rastopyrka, Rastrepa, Rastreppa, Rastriopa, Redkyi Chernyi, Rekhavo Grazdi, Rekhavo Grozdi, Rekhavo Grozdy, Richkirate, Richkiriata, Riedkym, Rimtsurate, Rimtzourate, Rindsourata, Rishki Rate, Rossmuffertraube, Rostopiska, Rostopoveska, Rychkirate, Rymourate, Rympurate, Ryshkirate, Saesser, Sassep, Sasser, Serecsia, Serectia, Sereksia Chornaya, Sereksiya, Sereksiya Chernaya, Sereksiya Tschiornaya, Serexia, Serexia Noir, Serexia Tcheurnaia, Sesser, Stropaty, Stropatyi, Tchernyi Redkii, Tcheurny Redky, Timofeevka, Tsotler, and Tsotlyar.