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The red grape variety is a new breed between Bikavér 8 x kadarka ) x Gárdonyi Géza, Synonyms are Agria (Latin name of the city Eger ), Bikavér 13 and Eger 208. The crossing took place in 1964 in Eger by the Hungarian breeder József Csizmazia, With the same parents (but vice versa) is also the new breed titanium emerged. The medium-ripening vine is resistant to frost and Botrytis, It produces dark red wines with velvety tannins and aromas roses and forest fruits. The variety is in the fields Eger and Mátraalja grown and occupied in Hungary 175 hectares of vineyards. There are further stocks in Canada (2 ha) and in the US state Washington, A total of 175 hectares were designated in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

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

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