Kratoshija is a variety of grape that has a long history in Macedonia. It’s believed that within Macedonia’s territory it has been grown since ancient times, when wine was poured in amphora and sent to the noblemen. Despite the fact that it was nearly extinct, the Kratoshija has survived and the wine makers have turned it into a top quality variety.
Depending on vinatge, Kratoshija may at one point thrill and fascinate you, and in another, leave you indifferent. Anyway, it deserves full attention.
The latest news in terms of its origin is an intrigue that brought certain polemics among the scientific mass. More precisely, the Kratoshija genetic origin is the same as the one of Primitivo variety, i.e., Zinfandel or Crljenak Kaštelanski.
For a clearer and more vivid explanation of the bond among all these varieties, the story has to begin from scratch.