The white grape variety comes from Bosnia Herzegovina, Synonyms are Jilavka, Mostarska, Mostarska Žilavka, Zilavka Bianca, Žilavka Bijela, Zilavka Blanche, Žilavka Hercegovacka and Zilavka White. According to 1999 DNA analysis there is a relationship to the Teran Bijeli variety (Prosecco = Glera ). In spite of morphological No similarities to the variety Furmint (Synonym Žilavka) can be confused. The late-ripening vine is prone to the wrong people mildew. Botrytis and spring frosts, but resistant to drought, It produces alcoholic, acidic white wines with aromas of nuts and apricots and aging potential. Žilavka is by far the most common variety in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where it is mainly grown in the Mostar region in the south of the country. There are also stocks in Croatia. Montenegro. Northern Macedonia and Serbia, However, no stocks were shown in 2010 (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)