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The red grape variety comes from Croatia, Synonyms are Brajda Velika Crna, Sansigot, Susac and Suscan Crni. It probably comes from the island of Susak in Kvaner Bay, as some synonyms indicate. The island was formerly referred to as a "floating vineyard" because over 90% of the area was planted with vines. The medium to late ripening, productive vine is resistant to fungal diseases, especially Botrytis, It produces red wines rich in alcohol. The variety is mainly grown in the Primorje region and some nearby islands such as Cres, Krk and Losinj in small quantities. In 2010, an acreage of five hectares was reported.

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

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