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Királyleányka

The white grape variety (also Dánosi Leányka) comes from Hungary; the name means "royal girl = princess. It must not be confused with the (no longer cultivated) variety Királyszölö. The exact origin is not yet clear. According to one hypothesis, it is from a cross between Kövérszölö ( Grasă de Cotnari x Leányka emerged. According to a second hypothesis, it is identical to the Fetească Regală, In both cases this would be a Romanian origin. Made in 2009 DNA analysis these hypotheses were refuted, but Leányka could be a parent. The medium-maturing, high-yielding vine is prone to Botrytis and wrong mildew, It produces fresh, alcohol-rich white wines with moderate acidity and floral aroma. These are very popular in Hungary as so-called typical "summer wines". It is often used as an extender partner to introduce acid. The variety is widespread in Hungary, on the Balaton (Lake Balaton), as well as in the areas Eger. Etyek-Buda and Mátraalja, She finished in 2010, a total of 855 hectares of vineyards.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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