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Kunság

Biggest winegrowing area in Hungary in the Pannonian Plain (Alföld) in the south of the country with about half of the Hungarian vineyards. Until the year 1997 it was called Kiskunság. The vineyards cover 28,000 hectares mainly on sandy soils. After the catastrophic Phylloxera disaster vines were planted here in the 19th century, because the pest was the sand does not tolerate. In addition, a better stabilization of the soil was achieved than before by fruit trees. The climate is hot from summers with little rainfall and sometimes droughts, as well as of severe winters with crop-endangering frost embossed.

Here, about a quarter of Hungarian wine is produced, 70% of which are rustic, acidic white wines in a rather simple quality. Furthermore, also a large amount of lovely sparkling wine generated. The most important white wines are Kövidinka, Olaszrizling ( Riesling ), Ottonel Muskotály ( Muscat Ottonel ) and Zöldveltelini ( Green Valtellina ), the most important red wines Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Ezerjó. kadarka and Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ). Well-known producers are Font Sándor and Frittmann János.

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