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Királyleányka

The white grape variety (also Dánosi Leányka) comes from Hungary; the name means "Royal girl = princess. It should not be confused with the Királyszölö variety. The exact origin has not yet been clarified. According to a hypothesis, it is from a cross between Kövérszölö ( Grasă de Cotnari ) x Leányka emerged. According to a second hypothesis, it is identical to that Fetească Regală, In both cases that would be of Romanian origin. By done in 2009 DNA analysis these hypotheses have been refuted, but Leányka could be a parent. The medium-ripening, productive vine is susceptible to Botrytis and wrong mildew, It produces fresh, low-alcohol white wines with a moderate acidity and floral aroma. These are so-called typical in Hungary summer wines very popular. It is often used as a blending partner to introduce acid. The variety is best in Hungary Balaton (Lake Balaton), as well as in the areas Eger. Etyek-Buda and Mátraalja widespread. In 2010, it occupied a total of 855 hectares of vineyards (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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