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The red grape variety originates from Croatia. Synonyms are Bedalovac, Ljutac, Ljutac Crni, Plavac, Plavac Bedalovac, Plavac Klobucar and Plavac Veliki. The name is derived from the acid-rich berries (the Croatian ljut means acid). The parentage is unknown. The late-ripening vine is generally well resistant to many vine diseases. It is grown exclusively in the Kastela area west of Split. There it is mostly blended with the varieties Babić, Babica and Plavac Mali. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

Ljutun - Weintraube und Blatt

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)

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