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The white grape variety comes from Montenegro. Synonyms are Beli Krstač, Bijeli Krstač, Krata Bijela, Krstač Bijela, Loza Bijela and Vinogradarska Bijela. Concerning the parentage (parenthood) or possible relation to the red variety Krstač Crna nothing is known. The name refers to the cross-like shape of the grapes (Krstač = cross). The late ripening vine is susceptible to both types of mildew and especially to botrytis. It produces alcohol-light, fresh white wines with aromas of elderflower, green apples and pears. The variety is mainly cultivated in the Podgorica area. However, no stock was recorded in 2010 (Kym Anderson).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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