The red grape variety comes from Croatia
, Synonyms are Crljenak Kupusar, Crljenak Runjavac, Crljenak Runjavac Crni and Plavac Kupusar. There is no relationship with the variety Plavac Mali
, The name refers to the large leaves, which are similar to cabbage (Croatian kupus). The medium to late ripening vine is very resistant to both mildews
but prone to virus
, It produces tannic red wines. The variety is often grown in the Trogier area west of Split, as well as on the islands of Hvar and Brac in a mixed set. It is often blended with the Plavac Mali variety. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown in the official statistics.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012