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Pošip Bijeli

The white grape variety comes from Croatia from the island of Korčula. Synonyms are Pošip, Pošip Veliki, Pošipak and Vgorski Bijeli. According to 2002 DNA analysis it is from a presumably natural cross between the varieties that also occur on the island Zlatarica Blatska Bijela x Bratkovina Bijela emerged. The long suspected relationship (equality) with the Hungarian Furmint (also called Pošipel in Croatia) turned out to be inapplicable. Likewise, there is no relationship to the rare red variety Pošip Crni, The early ripening vine is sensitive to strong winds and drought, as well as vulnerable to both mildews, It produces fresh, fruity white wines. The variety is mainly grown in South Dalmatia, mainly on the island of Korčula. It is often blended with the Bratkovina Bijela variety 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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