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Sep 20, 2017

Hungary's wine is set to be of "outstanding quality this year"

Winemakers from Hungary’s notable wine regions confirmed that based on their experiences so far, this year’s would be an exceptional vintage

Hungary's wine is set to be of outstanding quality this year, according to a farm ministry official.

According to Eliza Kiss, the ministry commissioner in charge of wine-related tasks, Hungarian winemakers are likely to produce a similar quantity this year to last year’s output of 2.8 million hectoliters but the quality is expected to be superb.

The commissioner said that various stages of inclement weather since April will influence the harvest in terms of quantity but not of quality. “2017 is one of the best vintages of the past period,” she said.

According to MTI, winemakers from the country’s notable wine regions confirmed that based on their experiences so far, this year’s would be an exceptional vintage.

In Tokaj, producers have already harvested 70-80 percent of early varieties such as furmint and hárslevelű.

Miklós Prácser, chairman of the Tokaj Wine Region Council, told MTI that the processing of the famous sweet Tokaji aszú variety had just begun and if the weather is favorable, then this year’s harvest would be both great in terms of quantity and quality.