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The white grape variety is a new breed between Hárslevelü x Piros Tramini (Red Traminer = Gewurztraminer ). Synonyms are Eyerfürte, Ezerfurfu, Kecskemét 5 and Miklóstelepi 5. The crossing took place in Hungary in 1950 by the breeders András Kurucz and István Kwaysser. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost but sensitive to drought and prone to Botrytis, It produces alcohol-rich, neutral white wines with a fine acidity. In the late 1970s to the early 1980s, it was grown on a large scale in the socialist large enterprises. The variety is in Hungary on 377 hectares and in Romania cultivated on 29 hectares. In 2010, a total of 406 hectares of vineyards were reported (Kym Anderson ).

Ezerfürtü - grape and leaf

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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