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Prokupac grapes

by Feb 15, 20170 comments

The Serbian grapes are often recognized as one of the finest grapes of the world.

Prokupac

This is the reason why this country is considered as one of the major exporters of both, the red grapes as well as the white grapes.

The Serbian grapes are full of superior characteristics and features and therefore the use of this grape is carried out in abundance as to the production and preparation of different kinds of wines.

The white Serbian grapes are exported throughout the world that is further used for the preparation of light-bodied and golden wines.

At the same time, the beautiful, deeply colored wines are prepared out of the red Serbian grapes that are considered to be high as to its quality as well as rich as to its taste.

Thus, Serbia is a hub of the grapes that are concerned as to the preparation of the wines. The vines of these grapes are grown and cultivated by the local growers at large.

One such Serbian grape that is concerned with the production of red wine grape is Prokupac. Prokupac is referred to as red Serbian wine grape which is mostly used as to the preparation of darkly colored rose wines that are high in terms of both, their quality as well as taste.

This grape variety is recognized for its high level of sugar, which is also retained before and after its harvest.

At the same time, all these grapes contain a high level of alcohol that it can produce after its process of fermentation.

This red wine grape variety is an indigenous grape variety to the former Yugoslavia. Today, the production and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are found in large quantities in all the former Yugoslavian states such as Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia.

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However, outside its homeland, this grape variety is not recognized so much. The grapes of this red wine grape variety are mainly concerned with the production of the rose wines as well as blending wines.

However, today a number of producers are experimenting with the red varietal red wines that are produced out of this red wine grape variety.

This red wine grape variety is considered as a very late-ripening red wine grape variety that grows very strong.

The vines of this grape are considered as very much susceptible to downy mildew; however, they are relatively resistant to botrytis as well as against frost.

The resulting wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are considered as very fine and tasteful to the taste-buds.

The plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are considered as very widespread in the region of Serbia, most notably in the regions of Western Morava and Juzna Morava located in the center and south of the Serbian region.

The other regions where the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety is carried out at large are Bulgaria and Russia.

This red wine grape variety is addressed under a number of synonyms such as Darchin, Crnka, Kamenicarka, Kamenilarka, Majski Cornii, Kamenistscharka, Negotinsko Cmo, Nikodimka, Nichevka, Procoupatz, Nisevka, Prokoutpatz, Procupac, Prokupatz, Prokupka, Rekovacka Crnka, Rskavaty, Scopsko Cherno, Zarchin, Zarcin, Zartchin, Zaichin and many others.

Origin

This red wine grape variety is believed to be a native to the Balkans and hails from the region of Serbia.

It is considered as one of the oldest grape varieties that is planted and cultivated in the regions of Serbia, and was very important to the county since the middle Ages.

There are a number of varieties related to this red wine grape variety. It is considered that the famous Turkish grape variety, namely Papazkarasi is identical to this grape. However, the DNA report later struck down this notion.

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Characteristics

The rose wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are beautiful as to their appearance. These wines are deep ruby as to their color and are considered as much darker than the traditional pink and blush roses.

These wines entertain the fragrances of rose petals as well as strawberries. These wines are also full of fruity flavors and most notably the flavors similar to cherry.

The sugar level present in these red wine grape varieties are very high and therefore they entertain high levels of alcohol in them.

All these characteristics make it a good blend for a number of international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir as well as Syrah.

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