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The white grape variety comes from Hungary. The name means "linden leaf" and is derived from the distantly similar leaf shape and the aroma of the large, loose- Grapes. Synonyms are Feuille de Tilleul ( France ); Lipolist, Lipolist Biyali ( Croatia ); Lamb's tail, linden-leaved, linden-leaved, white ( Austria ); Lipovina ( Slovakia. Czech Republic ); Budai Fehér, Budai Goher, Harch Levelu, Hárslevele, Hárslevelu, Hársleveleue, Harst Levelyu, Hárzevelu, Hosszunyelü Féher, Kerekes, Kereklevelü ( Hungary ).

Hárslevelü - grape and leaf

Despite apparently suggestive synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Ezerjó (Budai Fehér, Kerekes), Hosszunyelü or Mézes Fehér (Budai Fehér) can be confused. According to in 2008 DNA analysis is a direct descendant of Furmint; the second parent is unknown. Hárslevelü was a crossing partner of the new varieties Conegliano. Ezerfürtü. Kabar. Lena. Urreti. Zefír,

The late ripening vine is sensitive to drought and frost, as well as prone to Botrytis and real ones mildew, It produces extract-rich, spicy white wines with aromas of linden flowers and linden blossom honey. She also likes to be table grape used. Doe variety occupies a total of 1,659 hectares in Hungary. The susceptibility to botrytis makes them predestined for the famous Tokaj, in whose area it occupies around 1,100 hectares. The rest of the amount is in the areas Balatonfüred-Csopak. Eger (with the famous white wine "Debröi Hárslevelü"), Somló and Villány, There are further stocks in Romania (20 ha), in the Slovakia (141 ha), in Austria and South Africa (56 ha). In 2010 a total of 1,876 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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