HUNGARY - The renascence of Tokaj
After the opening of the East Europe countries to the tourism and to the oenological and gastronomical travelling, the Tokaj region, in Hungary, has been improved and to appraised again. The Tokaj region is a wonderful geographical area extended to the oriental frontiers between Slovakia and Ukrainian. Its microclimate is mild because of the influence of two important rivers, the Tisza and the Bodrog. The microclimate makes possible the cultivation of a special vineyard, which produces one of the most famous and refined wines in the world: the Tokaj wine. The area includes a dozen of municipalities as Tokaj village, Tarcal, Mad, Dobrog and Tolksva, located on the ancient volcanic hills. The villages still have a central European atmosphere, heritage of the Habsburg domination. In the year 2002, the Tokaj region has been included in the word heritage by Unesco. The inflow of huge foreign capitals from different countries of the world (particularly from France, Germany and USA), have increased the local economy, the restoration of the architectonic emergencies and the production of the Tokaj wine. The Tokaj wine has a processing and a character unique. In autumn time the fog cover the vineyards, making a particular noble mould (Botrytis Cinerea ) on the grape: this is the special grape for making Tokaj wine. For this reason the grape has to be harvest acinus by acinus.
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