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White wine 2012 Villány-Siklós Siklós Hárslevelü, Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #235510

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Last reviewed: 2 August, 2016

The wine-growing area is located in the south of Hungary close to the border with Croatia and is named after the town of the same name (until 1999 the area was called Villány-Siklós). The vineyards cover about 2,300 hectares. In a continental climate with Mediterranean influences with long, hot summers and cold winters, the vines grow on predominantly chalky and dolomite soils with loess and loam layers, which are also characterised by ferrous red clay components. Around the town of Villány, the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch),...

Hungary has a very old winegrowing culture, because wines from Sopron and Eger were already known in the 13th century. The Greeks introduced viticulture in Hungary from the southeast along the Danube and its tributary the Tisza upwards and the Romans from the west across the Pannonian Plain to Lake Balaton. Despite Hun, Vandal, Goths, Tatars and Ottoman invasions over many centuries, wine was always grown in this area. Even the Ottomans, who occupied the largest part of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress wine growing despite the ban on alcohol and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this...

The white grape variety originates from Hungary. The name means "linden leaf" and derives from the distantly similar leaf shape and also from the aroma of the large, loose-berried grapes. Synonyms are Feuille de Tilleul (France); Lipolist, Lipolist Biyali (Croatia); Lämmerschwanz, Lindenblättrige, Lindenblättriger, Lindener, Weißer Lämmerschwanz (Austria); Lipovina (Slovakia, Czech Republic); Budai Fehér, Budai Gohér, Harch Levelu, Hárslevele, Hárslevelu, Hársleveleue, Harst Levelyu, Hárzevelu, Hosszunyelü Féher, Kerekes, Kereklevelü, Tarpai, Teisor (Hungary). It should not...

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