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Hárslevelű

Hárslevelű is a white grape variety that is celebrated for its lush and floral aromas. Originating from Hungary, it is now grown in several countries across Central and Eastern Europe. Hárslevelű is one of the main varieties of the sweet Tokaji wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The grapes are bright yellow in colour, with a characteristic sharp and acidic flavour. On the nose, they possess intense aromas of honey, melon and citrus fruits, with a hint of orange blossom. The taste is fresh, with notes of green apples, pear and a bit of honey.

Fresh Hárslevelű grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Hárslevelű is mainly grown in Hungary, primarily in the Tokaj region, where it is blended with other local varieties such as Furmint and Muscat Blanc. It also grows in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania. This variety has big, loose bunches of small to medium-sized, thin-skinned berries, which makes it quite sensitive to common diseases. It is best suited to warmer volcanic soils. As a single varietal, it is typically vinified as a dry or semi-dry wine, aged in oak barrels. In Hungary, Hárslevelű wines are typically light-bodied and aromatic, with a characteristic honeysuckle aroma. In Austria, the wines are more full-bodied, with a richer texture and a more pronounced balance of acidity and sweetness. The light and floral character of Hárslevelű make it a great pairing for seafood dishes, grilled vegetables and salads. It can also be enjoyed as an aperitif.

Foods to pair with Hárslevelű:

Asian food
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Hárslevelű
Hárslevelű translates into ‘linden leaf’, in reference to the wine’s floral aroma.

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