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Historical wine region located in the north-eastern part of Hungary, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. The landscape appears to the visitor as an intricate landscape of low hills and river valleys, farms, villages and small towns. The settlements, the microclimate, the indigenous varieties of vineyards (such as the furmint and the hárslevelü cultivated here for centuries, the moscato bianco and the zéta), the wine cellars system dug in the rock between 1400 and 1600, the ancient system of Classification of wine started in 1730 and a millenarian wine economy make this area an example of unique civilization in the field of land use. The lifestyle and the culture originated by the geographical conditions and the traditions, today are still administered according to the primitive juridical system, which has allowed the cohabitation of Saxons, Swabians, Serbs, Russians, Poles, Jews, Armenians, Romanians over the centuries.

The itinerary involves 27 countries (Tokaj, Abaújszántó, Bekecs, Bodrogkeresztúr, Bodrogkisfalud, Bodrogolaszi, Erdőbénye, Erdőhorváti, Golop, Hercegkút, Legyesbénye, Mád, Makkoshotyka, Mezőzombor, Monok, Olaszliszka, Rátka, Sárazsadány, Sárospatak, Sátoraljaújhely, Szegi, Szegilong, Szerencs, Tállya, Tarcal,Tolcsva e Vámosújfalu) and 7,000 hectares of classified vineyards, of which 5,000 are currently cultivated. Here the oldest botrytis wine, the Tokaj Aszú or Szamorodni, is produced. Excellent for dessert, this sweet wine was defined as the "king of wines, the wine of the kings" at the French court of King Louis XIV.

Info: www.tokaji-borut.hu

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