The red grape variety comes from the Balkan region, probably from Serbia. Synonyms are Krajinsko Crno, Negotinsko Crno, Zachinak, Zacinjak, Zazinak and Zdencaj grape, and the age of the vine is also reflected in morphologically different varieties. The very late ripening vine is moderately resistant to botrytis, downy mildew and frost. It produces colourful red wines and is therefore mainly used as a colouring agent in blends. The variety is cultivated in Serbia and Northern Macedonia. However, no stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)