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In 1993 the former state became Czechoslovakia the independent states of Slovakia and Czech Republic educated. Viticulture has a common history that goes back to the Celts declining. The wine-growing regions of Slovakia are located mainly in the south on the borders Austria and Hungary, The vineyards form a 60 km long strip along these borders and are located on the northern edge of the European wine growing area Danube tributaries Hron (Gran), Nitra (Neutra) and Váh (Waag) around the capital Bratislava (Bratislava). There is a continental climate with hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall. In 2012, the area covered 20,000 hectares, of which 384,000 hectoliters of wine were produced. Two thirds are white wines and one third red wines. Well-known wineries are Gbelce, Hlohovec, Hurbanovo, Matysák, Pavelka, Topolcany and Trnava. Except for export to Czech Republic the majority is consumed in the country. The Blend 2010:
Well-known wine-growing communities are Hurbanovo, Levice, Modra (with wine-growing school), Nitra, Nove Zamky, Pezinok, Raca, Sahy, Sered, Sobota, Trnava and Zlaté Moravce. A specialty is the small area in the far east, which borders directly on the Hungarian Tokaj-Hegyalja. A wine of the type of Tokaj generated. After years of controversy, the two countries finally agreed at the beginning of 2003 that these wines produced within the 172 hectare area were allowed to bear the Tokaji designation of origin (this was rejected by Hungary for four other communities claimed by Slovakia).
Wine categories : As in Austria and Germany, the wine categories are based on the Mostgewicht the grapes; 1 ° NM (Normalizovaný Muštomer) = 1 kg of sugar per 100 l of must. In August 2009, the EU wine market regulations came into force for all member countries, with fundamental changes to the wine names and quality levels. There are the following new names and quality levels (see also in detail under quality system ):