ZUPJANKA

LOCAL VARIETIES

ZUPJANKA

This variety originates from Sebia as a result of interbreeding of the varieties Prokupec and Pinot Noir. It is a local Balkan variety and created as a new breed it has spread rapidly in Serbia and Macedonia – mostly in Skopje, Kumanovo, Veles, Tikves, Ovcepole, Strumica-Radovish and Ohrid wine districts.

The cluster is medium sized and quite compressed, cylinder and conic in shape with two rachises. The berry is medium large with round shape and solid skin, colored with greenish yellow with rusty dots from the sunlight.

In Skopje wine district it ripens in the second half of September and it gives the best results on vent, medium fertile and moderately moist soils. Zupjanka variety is characteristics for its acid content: it contains more apple than wine acid.

The wines are characterized by freshness, fullness and gentle wine bouquet. The wines crispness makes it a delicious accompaniment to fresh seafood, oysters on the half shell, or grilled Mediterranean vegetables.