Ezerjóbelongs to the family of grapes (Vitaceae)a species of wine grapes(Vitis vinifera). An indigenous Hungarian grape variety, a so called Hungaricum. 

White wine grape 
Synonyms  Zátoki, Korponai, Budai Fehér, KorponaiKolmreifler, Fehér BakatorTausendguteTausent GüteTrummertraube 
Origin  Magyarország
Offsprings  Zengő, Zenit, ZeusGenerosa
Plantations in Hungary Móri, Kunsági, Neszmélyi borvidék
Bunch description  Big, dense bunchesthick skin 
Ripeness  Ripens early 
Susceptibility  Bunch rot and frost 
Training system GuyotBush  
Source: Magyar szőlőfajták (Hungarian grape varieties) written by Edit Hajdu

Did you knowCuriosities about Ezerjó grape 

  1. Like a fresh bouquet of flowers
    Wines made of Ezerjó grape are usually pale in colour with a greenish shade. Slightly aromatic, and the nose might reveal acacia flower, apple, white petal flowers and even some tropical fruits. Ezerjó is high in acidity – this is why it is so refreshing. Due to its clear, fruity palate Ezerjó is perfectly enjoyable by itself but it is ideal to accompany dishes as well.
  2.  A rarity even in its home country
    In 2020 there were only 399 hectares of Ezerjó in Hungary. To compare: there are more than 5 times more hectares of Chardonnay, almost 6 times more Irsai Olivér and more than 10 times more Cserszegi Fűszeres.   
  1. Don’t let it become a dinosaur
    Still about the size: a decade ago there were 4 times more Ezerjó, but many grape growers cut it out and replanted by other, more fashionable varieties. Taste Ezerjó, do not let it become extinct. This exciting variety deserves to live on!  
  1. Absolutely native
    While the popular Chardonnay is of French origin, Ezerjó originates in Hungary for sure, to be precise, in the tiny Mór wine region. Today there is a significant amount in Kunság wine region (282 hectares), and there is a smaller area in Ászár-Neszmély wine region (32,5), and some minor plots elsewhere. 
  1. Tausent Güte – as the Austrians call it Ezerjó means Thousand Blessings or Thousand Good. Though it is an indigenous Hungarian variety, it is also grown in neighbouring Austria, where the name is the same – just in German, of course: Tausent Güte. 
  1. Colourful Ezerjó
    Ezerjó grape is a real treasure: it can be vinified in stainlass steel tank, but barrel ageing fits it as well – barrel aged Ezerjó wines have longer ageing potential. We can also find Ezerjó wines aged in the most ancient way: in amphora – a true specialty! Most Ezerjó wines are dry, but it is capable to give stunning naturally sweet wines, too. And how about sparkling wines? Yes! Due to its elevated acidity, Ezerjó wine is the ideal base wine for sparkling wines.  
  1. Acapable parent The science of wine has its own geneticians, who look for the best characteristics to help create offsprings with even more benefits. Ezerjó has outstanding qualities, therefore it was used for the breeding of several new varieties, to name just a few: Zengő, Zeusz, Zenit, Generosa. 

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