BALATONFÜRED-CSOPAK, wine region on the eastern part of the north shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. See also Badacsony.

TERROIR | Balatonfüred-Csopak occupies an area along the north shore of Lake Balaton between the towns of Balatonfokajar and Zanka, occupying the first and second range of hills back from the lake to the south. The lake provides warming influences during the day, which  are tempered at night by cooling air from surrounding forests. Annual rainfall is around 600-700 mm (25.6-27.5 inches), of which half falls during the growing season. Late frosts are rare.

SOIL | The base rock originates in the Upper Permian and Lower triassic periods. This is covered by a mantle of Quaternary debris. Topsoils consist almost entirely of brown earth apart from some areas with so-called red forest soils, created by weathering Permian sandstone, a rock rich in iron oxide. High levels of calcium, magnesium and potassium are also common.

VINEYARD AREA | Around 2,050 hectares (6,175 acres).

BALATONFÜRED-CSOPAK REGION WINERIES

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC | Zelna

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