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Zengö

The white grape variety is a new breed between Ezerjó x Bouvier, Synonyms are Badachon, Badacsony 8 and Zengo. The crossing took place in 1956 Hungary by the breeder Ferenc Kirtaly. The new breeds are with the same parents zenith and Zeusz emerged. The early to medium ripening vine is moderately resistant to wintry ones 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
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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