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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 and Botrytis 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

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