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Zghihară de Husi

The white grape variety comes from Romania. Synonyms are Ghihară, Poamă Zosănească, Sghigardă Galbenă, Zghihară, Zghihară Galbenă and Zghihară Verde Bătută. Possibly it is a selection of the variety Galbenă de Odobești (in the VIVC catalogue Zghihară de Husi is only given as a synonym for this variety). There are morphological similarities with the local varieties Berbecel and Cabasma Albâ. The medium to late-maturing vine is susceptible to downy mildew and botrytis, but resistant to powdery mildew and drought. It produces fresh, acidic white wines with aromas of apples, pears and acacia. These are also used for distillation. The variety is grown in the Husi area (Moldova) on the border with Moldova. In 2016, 54 hectares of vineyard area were designated (Kym Anderson).

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