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Hungarian quince spirit granted geographical indication

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"Madarasi birspálinka," a Hungarian quince brandy distilled in Bács-Kiskun County, has been granted a protected geographical indication (PGI), the Agriculture Ministry said yesterday, according to agroinform.hu.

A crucial step in the production of the birspálinka is the post-ripening of the quince before processing, which can take up to five days.

The spirit offers "a harmonious mix of the soft, citrusy, and tart, and the sweet, waxy notes of quince [...] complemented by spicy, compote notes, followed by a discreetly tart, silky-cream aftertaste," according to the specifications in the technical file for the PGI. Madarasi birspálinka is the 12th Hungarian fruit brandy, or "pálinka," to get a PGI.

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