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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Hungarian name for the increasingly fashionable red grape variety known in Austria as blaufränkisch (of which it is a direct translation) and grown on 8,000 ha/20,000 acres of Hungary, mainly on the Great Plain, in Eger, and, most successfully, in Sopron near the Austrian border where it is responsible for some of Hungary’s finest reds.