WHITE GRAPE VARIETIES
WHITE WINE STYLES

There are currently 114 white grape varieties authorised or temporary authorised in Hungary, ranging from Aletta to Zöldveltelini

Proportionately, white grapes make up 70% of Hungary’s vineyard area, that is 45,589 hectares. There are many unique, local varieties that are not grown anywhere else in the world. The varietal mix has undergone many changes, with resistant varieties gaining ground, while Cserszegi Fűszeres, Furmint and Olaszrizling are the most widely planted traditional white varieties. White varieties can be grouped in several ways. For example, distinction can be made between international and autochthonous, local varieties based on their parentage and origin. Wines made from white grapes can also be grouped organoleptically into neutral and aromatic categories with some overlap. Incidentally, the latter style is one of Hungary’s strengths, as it boasts many special varieties.

Aletta
Arany sárfehér
Bianca
Budai Zöld
Chardonnay
Cirfandli
Csabagyöngye
Cserszegi fűszeres
Egri Csillag
Ezerjó
Furmint
Hárslevelű
Irsai Olivér
Juhfark
Kabar
Kéknyelű
Királyleányka
Kövérszőlő
Kövidinka
Kunleány
Leányka
Müller-Thurgau
Muscat Ottonel
Olaszrizling
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Gris
Rhine Riesling
Rózsakő
Sárgamuskotály
Sauvignon Blanc
Szerémi Zöld
Tokaji szamorodni
Tramini
Viognier
Vulcanus
White blend
Zalagyöngye
Zefír
Zengő
Zenit
Zéta
Zeus
Zöldveltelini
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