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Balaton (brand wine)

Brand red wine of the Hungarian company "BB" (Balatonboglari Borgazdasagi) on the bank of the Balaton (Lake Balaton), at which the German company Henkell majority shareholder. This brand wine was first marketed in 1996 and has become a very successful export product. The wine is made from Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ) Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir blended. By the year 2006, more than 20 million bottles were sold. For the tenth anniversary, the bottle was given a new design and a special plastic cork closure instead of the previous natural cork.

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