The red 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, the cabbage (Croatian Kupus) similar leaves. The medium to late ripening vine is very resistant to both mildews
but prone to virus
, It produces tannin-stressed red wines. The variety is often cultivated in the area of Trogier west of Split, as well as on the islands of Hvar and Brac. Often it is blended with the variety Plavac Mali. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported in the official statistics.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012