Cserszegi Fűszeres has become Hungary‘s most planted commercial white grape (after the obscure Bianka variety, which is not used to produce quality wine). Cserszegi Fűszeres is a man-made crossing of the Irsai Olivér and Piros Tramini varieties, which was created in the 1950s in the Kecskemét institute. Cserszeg is the name of a small town near the city of Kecskemét and Fűszeres means spice. Literally the variety’s name means ‘the spicy one of Cserszeg’. It is known as “the Hungarian Gewürztraminer” since it has the same style of aromatics as the Gewürztraminer variety does, but with higher acidity. Cserszegi Fűszeres is mostly produced in stainless steel tanks with no oak aging, so that the variety’s trademark intense floral aromas stand front and center. Since this is not a wine to age, it is always consumed as a young wine—ready to enjoy at the earliest possible opportunity! This is a joyful wine for a warm spring or summer day, with flavors and aromas of white flowers, ripe melon, and tropical fruit. This is sunshine in a glass.