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The white grape variety originates from Croatia; the name means something like "given by God". Synonyms are Bogdanjusa, Bogdanuša Bijela, Bojdanusa, Hvarka and Vrbanjka. It should not be confused with the morphologically very similar variety Mladinka, which was considered identical for a long time. However, the parentage is unknown. The late-ripening vine is very susceptible to botrytis. It yields golden yellow white wines with fresh acidity and moderate alcohol content, which are often used for the production of sweet wines or for blends. The variety is cultivated in the Srednja/Juzna Dalmacija area (central and southern Dalmatia), especially on the island of Hvar. The quality white wine of the same name is pressed from it, which is also often used as a wine for mass. Bogdanuša is also one of the most important varieties for the well-known Prošek brand wine. In 2016, however, no stocks were reported; in 2010 there were still 48 hectares (Kym Anderson).

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