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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Juhfark, distinctive white grape variety once widely grown in hungary whose total plantings had fallen to 186 ha/acres by 2011. After the phylloxera invasion it never regained its importance and is today found almost exclusively in the Somló region, where it produces tart wine which ages well. The vine, whose name means ‘ewe’s tail’, is inconveniently sensitive to both frost and downy mildew.