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The red grape variety comes from Croatia, Synonyms are Bontempo, Bontempo Crni, Lincuša, Mlinčevac, Ninčuvac, Ninčuša Crna, Ninkusa, Plavac Meki, Plavac Rani, Plavac Splitski, Plavatz Rannii, Spliteka, Splitska, Splitska Mala, Veloloza, Veloloza Vince, Vincevince Vince , According to in 2013 DNA analysis it comes from a presumably natural cross between Plavac Mali x Bombino Bianco, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). At the beginning of the 20th century, it counted as a wine press table grape among the most common varieties on the Adriatic coast. Today it is threatened with extinction; no stocks were shown in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Ninčuša - grape and leaf

Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY

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