The white grape variety comes from Hungary. The name means "a thousand good things" or "Tausendgut". Synonyms are Kolmreifler, Scheinkern, Tausendfachgut, Tausendgute, Trummertraube(Austria); Budai Fehér, Ezerjó Szölö, Fehér Bakator, Kolmreifler, Korponai, Korponoi, Sátoki, Shaikern, Staloci, Szádoki, Szátoki, Szátoky, Zátoki(Hungary). In spite of apparently indicative synonyms or morphological similarities it must not be confused with Hárslevelü (Budai Fehér). The variety was a cross-breeding partner of the new varieties Noria, Zengö, Zenit and Zeusz.
The early-ripening, very high-yielding vine is susceptible to botrytis and 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 grown 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. The cultivated area in 2010 was 1,074 hectares with a strong downward trend (in 2000 it was 3,157 hectares)
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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