The white grape comes from Croatia, Synonyms are Belina, Vrbnička Žlahtina, Žlahtina Bijela, Žlahtina Toljani and Žlajtina. She is not allowed with the variety Chasselas (to be confused with synonyms Bela Žlahtnina, Rdeča Žlahtnina). The late-ripening vine is generally sensitive to disease. It produces fresh, flowery-tasting white wines. The variety is approved in the regions Primorska Hrvatska (Croatian Littoral) and in Istria. It is mainly cultivated on the offshore Krk around the town of Vrbnik. Together with others autochthonous, Croatian varieties, it is part of a revitalization project. In 2010, 135 hectares of vineyards were reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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