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The white grape variety comes from Croatia; the name means something like "given by God". Synonyms are Bogdanjusa, Bogdanusa Bijela, Bojdanusa, Hvarka and Vrbanjka. You may not with the morphological very similar variety Mladinka be confused, which was long considered identical. The late ripening vine is very susceptible to Botrytis, It produces golden yellow white wines with fresh acidity and moderate alcohol content, which are often used for the production of sweet wines or for blends. The variety is grown in the Srednja / Juzna Dalmacija area (Central and South Dalmatia), especially on the island of Hvar. From this the quality white wine of the same name with geographical designation of origin is pressed, which also likes to be altar wine is used. Bogdanusa is also one of the most important varieties for the well-known branded wine Prošek, In 2010 a total of 48 hectares of vineyards were designated in Croatia (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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