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The white grape comes from Hungary; the name means "girl". Synonyms are Leanka, Leanika, Leányka Fehér and Mädtsentraube. There are big ones morphological Similarities with the Romanian variety Fetească Albă, According to 1999 (F. Regner ) and 2009 (Z. Galbács) DNA analysis it should be two separate varieties (also in the statistics of Kym Anderson they are managed as independent). According to Dr. Erika Maul ( JKI ) but the DNA profiles are identical, so in the VIVC catalog only one variety. Under the name Leányka she was the parent of Királyleányka (natural crossing) and Zefír (Variety). The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost and drought but prone to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces aromatic white wines with floral aromas and aging potential. The variety is in the areas Bükkalja. Eger and Mátraalja grown. The acreage in 2010 was 838 hectares.

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

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