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Göncer cask

Historical barrel type or unit of measurement from Hungary between 150 and 400 litres volume. The type formerly used for the Tokajer held between 136 and 145 litres. The Hungarian name Gönci hordó (Engl. Göncer barrel, hordó = barrel) is derived from the village of Gönc in the Zemplén Mountains, where these barrels were formerly produced. However, this type of barrel is hardly used today. The smallest Hungarian barrel is called Antalag with a volume of 50 to 75 litres and the largest is the Szerednyeer barrel (formerly also called Kassaier or Kaschauer) with 200 to 220 litres, which is also named after a place, and which today is mainly used for Tokaj. See also under types of barrels and wine vessels.

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