The red grape variety comes from Croatia
. Synonyms are Brajda Velika Crna, Sansigot, Susac and Suscan Crni. It probably comes from the island of Susak in the Kvaner Bay, which is indicated by some synonyms. The island used to be called a "floating vineyard" because over 90% of the area was planted with vines. The medium to late-maturing, high-yielding vine is resistant to fungal diseases
, especially botrytis
. It yields red wines rich in alcohol. The variety is mainly grown in small quantities in the Primorje region and some nearby islands such as Cres, Krk and Losinj. In 2010, a cultivation area of five hectares was designated.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012