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Mézes Fehér

The white grape variety most likely comes from Hungary. Synonyms sorted alphabetically by country are Goldtraube, Honigtraube, Honigler, Weißer Honigler ( Germany ); Honigler Bianco ( Italy ); Bieli Medenac ( Croatia ); Alfölditraube, Honigler, Langstingler, silver white ( Austria ); Alföldi Fehér, Aranyka, Aranyka Sarga, Budai Fehér, Margit, Mézédes, Mézes, Mézes Fehér Szölö, Sárfehér, Sarféjer, Sárga Margit, Sárga Zsölö, Szagos Sárfehér, Zsige ( Hungary ). The name part "honey" probably refers to the high sugar content of the grapes.

Mézes Fehér - grape and leaf

Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Arany Sárfehér. Juhfark (Sárfehér) or Sárfehér be confused. It was done in 2009 DNA analysis and morphological similarities indicate a possible close relationship with the Austrian variety Red Veltliner out. The variety Mézes Fehér was a crossing partner in the new breeding Lakhegyi Mézes,

The early ripening, productive vine is resistant to drought or drought, sensitive to wintry frost, as well as prone to Botrytis and both mildews, The often suspected origin from the Balkans has not yet been confirmed. In any case, it was previously widespread in Central Europe and was mainly in the mixed sentence grown. The variety is in Hungary almost extinct and is only cultivated by individual winegrowers. In 2010, only two hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ). In Austria there are a few Honigler vines in the Vine Museum of the Franz Winery Leth (Wagram, Lower Austria).

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

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