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The white grape variety comes from Croatia, Synonyms are Bougava, Bugava, Bugva, Chipiko, Ugava, Ugava Mala, Ugava Meka, Ugava Tvrda, Ugava Vela, Ugova Mala, Ugva, Viskulja, Vougava and Vugava Bijela. According to an improbable hypothesis, it was brought to the island of Vis by the Greeks at the turn of the time, but there is of course no evidence of this. The parentage is unknown. That it is identical to the French variety that is often confused with it Viognier was through DNA comparisons disproved. According to DNA analysis in 2013, she was a parent of the variety Glavinuša,

Vugava - grape and leaf

The early ripening vine is very susceptible to real ones mildew and Black spots disease, as well as minor for Botrytis, It produces alcohol-rich white wines with an apricot aroma. The variety is approved in the Srednja / Juzna Dalmacija area (Central and Southern Dalmatia), but is mainly cultivated on and from the island of Vis sherry similar Wine pressed. It is also used for the traditional Prošek used. In 2010, a vineyard area of 36 hectares was shown in Croatia (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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