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The white grape is a new breed between Ezerjó x Bouvier, Synonyms are Badachon, Badacsony 8 and Zengo. The crossing took place in 1956 in Hungary by the breeder Ferenc Kirtaly. With the same parents are the new breeds zenith and Zeusz emerged. The early to middle-seasoning vine is moderately resistant to wintry frost but prone to Botrytis, It produces full-bodied white wines with aromas of quince and pepper, as well as aging potential. The variety is in the fields Eger. Etyek-Buda (for sparkling wine production) and Mátraalja grown. The Hungarian acreage in 2010 was 264 hectares.

Zengö - grape and leaf

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

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