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Babica

The red grape variety comes from Croatia. Synonyms are Babica Crna, Babica Crni and Kastelanka. It should not be confused with the variety Babić (many Babica synonyms), despite the fact that it seems to have synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, she is the result of a presumably natural cross between Plavac Mali x unknown partner. The medium-late maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to botrytis. It produces light-alcohol red wines, which are mostly blended with Plavac Mali. The variety is cultivated in the Kastela region north of Split on the Adriatic coast. It is part of a revitalization and replanting project with some other autochthonous varieties. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 18 hectares; however, in 2016 no stock was declared (Kym Anderson).

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