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Pošip Bijeli

The white grape comes from Croatia, from the island of Korcula. Synonyms are Pošip, Pošip Veliki, Pošipak and Vgorski Bijeli. According to 2002 done DNA analysis it is from a supposedly natural cross between the varieties also found on the island Zlatarica Blatska Bijela x Bratkovina Bijela emerged. The long-assumed relationship (equality) with the Hungarian Furmint (also called Pošipel in Croatia) has proved to be incorrect. Likewise there is no relationship to the rare red variety Pošip Crni, The early ripening vine is sensitive to strong wind and drought, as well as prone to both mildews, It produces fresh, fruity white wines. The variety is grown mainly in southern Dalmatia, mainly on the island of Korcula. It is often blended with the variety Bratkovina Bijela and also for the dessert wine Prošek used. The acreage in 2010 was 253 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

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

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