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Mézes Fehér

The white grape probably comes from Hungary. Gold Grape, Honey Grape, Honigler, White Honigler (Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country) Germany ); Honey Bianco Italy ); Bieli Medenac ( Croatia ); Alfölditraube, Honigler, Langstingler, Silberweiß ( 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

It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Arany Sárfehér. Juhfark (Sárfehér) or Sárfehér be confused. In 2009 took place DNA analysis and morphological similarities indicate a possible close relationship with the Austrian variety Red Veltliner out. The variety Mézes Fehér was crossing partner in the new breed Lakhegyi Mézes,

The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to drought or drought, sensitive to wintry frost, as well as prone to Botrytis and both mildews, The often suspected origin of the Balkans could not be confirmed yet. In any case, it was formerly widespread in Central Europe and was mainly used 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 expelled (Kym Anderson ). In Austria There are a few Honigler vines in the vine museum of the Franz vineyard Leth (Wagram, Lower Austria).

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Photos : Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY

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