The white grape variety is a new variety between Hárslevelü x Piros Tramini (Red Traminer = Gewürztraminer). Synonyms are Eyerfürte, Ezerfurfu, Kecskemét 5 and Miklóstelepi 5. The crossbreeding was made in Hungary in 1950 by the breeders András Kurucz and István Kwaysser. The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is resistant to frost, but sensitive to drought and susceptible to botrytis. It yields alcohol-rich, neutral white wines with fine acidity. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, it was widely grown on large scale on the large socialist farms. The variety is grown on 377 hectares in Hungary and 29 hectares in Romania. In 2010, a total of 406 hectares of vineyards were designated (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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