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The white grape variety comes from Hungary. The name means "linden leaf" and derives from the remotely similar leaf shape as well as the aroma of the large, loose- Grapes off. Synonyms are Feuille de Tilleul ( France ); Lipolist, Lipolist Biyali ( Croatia ); Lamb 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

It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Ezerjó (Budai Fehér, Kerekes), Hosszunyelü or Mézes Fehér (Budai Fehér). According to done in 2008 DNA analysis is she a direct descendant of Furmint; the second parent is unknown. Hárslevelü was crossing partner of the new breeds Conegliano. Ezerfürtü. Kabar. Lena. Urreti. Zefír,

The late-ripening vine is sensitive to drought and frost, as well as prone to Botrytis and real mildew, It produces extract rich, spicy white wines with aromas of lime blossom and lime blossom honey. She is also happy as table grape used. Doe variety occupies a total of 1,659 hectares in Hungary. The Botrytisanfälligkeit makes them predestined for the famous Tokaj, in which it occupies about 1,100 hectares. The remaining amount is available in the areas Balatonfüred-Csopak. Eger (with the famous white wine "Debröi Hárslevelü"), Somló and Villány, There are more 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 reported (Kym Anderson ).

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

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