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Red wine 2015 Szekszárd Syrah dry, Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 9.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Syrah 100%
Registration number: #361419

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Last reviewed: 5 March, 2019

The wine-growing area is located in the southwest of Hungary not far from the border with Croatia. It is one of the oldest and best in the country and is often called "Bordeaux Hungary" because excellent red wines are produced here. In the 19th century the red wine from the Kadarka grape was exported to many European countries. Great lovers of it were for example the composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886), who visited the area several times, and Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). The Pope believed that wine preserved his health and spirit. Here, as the only area besides Cheb, the traditional red wine Bull's Blood (Bikavér) may be produced. The continental...

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 south-east 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 red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today are Hermitage, Shiraz(Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac(France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it...

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