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The red grape variety comes from Bosnia Herzegovina, Synonyms are Blathina, Blatina Crna, Blatina Hercegovacka, Blatina Mala, Blatina Nera, Blatina Velika, Blatyna, Blaue Blatina, Praznobačva, Praznobatchva, Stara Žilavka, Tribidrag and Žilavka Stara. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she is not allowed to use the two Croatian varieties Cetinka or Tribidrag (Crljenak Kaštelanski) can be confused. It is a pure female grape, The late ripening vine is sensitive to frost, It produces ruby red, fruity and full-bodied red wines with currant and blackberry aromas. It is also called table grape used. The variety is mainly grown in Bosnia Herzegovina cultivated where it should occupy around a third of the vineyard area. However, no stocks were shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

Blatina - grape and leaf

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