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Ezerjó

The white grape variety originates from Hungary. The name means "thousand good things" or "Tausendgut". Synonyms are Kolmreifler, Scheinkern, Tausendfachgut, Tausendgute, Trummertraube (Austria); Budai Fehér, Cirfandli, Ezerjó Szölö, Fehér Bakator, Kolmreifler, Korponai, Korponoi, Sátoki, Shaikern, Staloci, Szádoki, Szátoki, Szátoky, Zátoki (Hungary). The ancestry (parentage) is unknown. It must not be confused with Hárslevelű (Budai Fehér) despite seemingly indicating synonyms or morphological similarities. The variety was a crossing partner of the new varieties Noria, Pelso, Zengő, Zenit and Zeusz. The early-maturing, very high-yielding vine is susceptible to botrytis, as well as sensitive to winter frost. It produces fresh, acidic, alcohol-rich white wines with a neutral taste. These are also used for noble sweet wines. It has been cultivated around Budapest (hence "White of Buda") since the Middle Ages and was one of the most widespread in the Hungarian Plain (Alföld). Today, the variety is mainly cultivated in the central Kunság area, but also in the north in the Ászár-Neszmély and Mór areas. In 2016, 636 hectares of vineyards were reported with a strong downward trend; in 2000, there were still over 3,157 hectares (Kym Anderson statistics).

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