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The white grape 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 unlikely hypothesis, it was already brought to the island of Vis at the turn of the century by the Greeks, but of course there is no proof of that. The parentage is unknown. That they are identical to the French variety often confused with it Viognier be, was through DNA comparisons disproved. According to DNA analysis done in 2013, she was a parent of the strain Glavinuša,

Vugava - grape and leaf

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

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

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