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Začinak

The red grape variety originates from the Balkan region, probably from Serbia. Synonyms are Krajinsko Crno, Negotinsko Crno, Zachinak, Zacinjak, Zacinka, Zatchinak, Zatchinka, Zazinak and Zdencajtraube. The parentage is unknown. The age of the vine is also reflected in morphologically different varieties. The very late-maturing vine is moderately resistant to botrytis, downy mildew and frost. It produces colourful red wines and is therefore mainly used as a teinturier (colouring agent) in blends. The variety is cultivated in Serbia and northern Macedonia. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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