Chemical Papers

, Volume 67, Issue 10, pp 1285–1292 | Cite as

Comparison of anthocyanins present in grapes of Vitis vinifera L. varieties and interspecific hybrids grown in the Czech Republic

  • Josef Balík
  • Michal Kumšta
  • Otakar RopEmail author
Original Paper


Anthocyanins present in the grapes of nine grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) varieties and ten interspecific hybrids were compared. Total anthocyanin levels were determined in fresh grapes and the values ranged from 0.50 g kg−1 to 4.99 g kg−1. A total of twenty-two different anthocyanins were identified. Malvidin 3-glucoside was the most abundant anthocyanin, with concentrations ranging from 30 % to 64 % of the totals observed. The ratio of acetylated to coumaroylated malvidin and peonidin derivatives ranged from 0.09 (variety: Regent) to 1.34 (variety: Cerason), depending on the variety. Diglucosylated anthocyanins were not found in particular interspecific hybrids such as the teinturier XIV 26–56, Laurot, Merlan, and Nativa.


grape Vitis vinifera L. interspecific hybrids teinturier anthocyanins 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural ProductsFaculty of Horticulture, Mendel University in BrnoLedniceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Viticulture and OenologyFaculty of Horticulture, Mendel University in BrnoLedniceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Food Technology and Microbiology, Faculty of TechnologyTomas Bata University in ZlinZlínCzech Republic

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