The red variety comes from the Balkan area, probably from Serbia. Synonyms are Krajinsko Crno, Negotinsko Crno, Zachinak, Zacinjak, Zazinak and Zdencajtraube. The age of the vine is also evident in morphological different varieties. The very late-ripening vine is moderately resistant to Botrytis, Wrong mildew and frost, It produces colorful red wines and is therefore mainly as teinturier (Colorant) used in blends. The variety is in Serbia and in Northern Macedonia grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)