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Guide to Hungarian Grape Varieties

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Important Grapes You'll Meet in Hungary

White Varieties

Budai Zöld | Chardonnay | Cirfandli | Cserszegi Fűszeres | Ezerjó | Furmint | Generosa | Hárslevelű |Irsai Olivér | Juhfark | Kabar | Kéknyelű | Királyléanyka | Leányka | Muscat Ottonel | Olaszrizling | Rizling | Rózsakő | Sauvignon Blanc | Szürkebarát | Tramini | Vulcanus | Zenit | Zöldveltelini

 

Red Varieties

Blauburger | Cabernet Franc | Cabernet Sauvignon | Fekete Jardovány | Kadarka | Kékfrankos | Portugieser | Zweigelt

 

Budai Zöld

Budai Zöld (“the green of Buda”) is a minor grape variety, mostly planted in the Badacsony region. It is usually planted next to Kéknyelű, in order to pollinate that grape.

  • 6.5 hectares in Hungary
  • Grown mostly in Badacsony
  • Probably originates in Buda, where Budai Zöld used to be one of the most important varieties before the phylloxera epidemic in the 1870s.
  • Usually a simple wine, can be full-bodied, high acidity, green apple flavors, can be vegetal
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Chardonnay

Cirfandli

Cserszegi Fűszeres

Ezerjó

Furmint

Generosa

Hárslevelű

Irsai Olivér

Juhfark

Kabar

Kéknyelű

Királyléanyka

Leányka

Muscat Ottonel

Olaszrizling

Rizling

Rózsakő

Sauvignon Blanc

Szürkebarát

Tramini

Vulcanus

Zenit

Zöldveltelini

Blauburger

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Fekete Jardovány

Kadarka

Kékfrankos

Merlot

Portugieser

Zweigelt


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