Irsai Olivér was the great rising star of the 2000s in Hungary. It has succeeded in becoming the most popular wine among the youth. This type of wine itself was bred in 1930 in a village called Katonatelep near the town of Kecskemét by the apprentice of Matthiász János, a good friend of Kodály Zoltán, Kocsis Pál. His most-known other interbred grapes achieved included Kocsis Irma, Tisza as well as Hungária. The two elements that make up Irsai Olivér are the types called csabagyöngye (Pearl of Csaba) and pozsonyi fehér (White of Pozsony). Irsai Olivér is used both as dessert grape and as wine-grape. The productivity of the grapes can be considered average, their bunches are middle-sized, their berries are small, their skin is thin, yet tenacious. Their ripeness comes early, meaning that every vintage is generally initiated with this type (late July, early August). The colour of Irsai Olivér is greenish yellow, its scent is intensively flowery and fruity. Its flavour is dominated by fruitiness. The main characters involved are elder (Sambucus), lime and green apple. This type prefers modern wine-making technologies, its acids grow tired relatively soon anyway. It is clearly inappropriate for longer maturity processes. Irsai Olivér has become an outstanding variation not only for the wine-growers but also for the pálinka liquor-makers, since it can be utilised as the primary material of pálinka due to its muscat character.