Bogdanuša

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Bogdanuša
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
OriginCroatia
Notable regionsCroatia
Notable winesBogdanuša

Bogdanuša is a white grape variety, which is grown on the Croatian island of Hvar, where it originated on the Stari Grad Plain.[1] Wines from this grape tend to be dry with a green-yellow to golden color and from 12% alcohol on up.[2]

Premium quality Bogdanuša wines are produced by Dalmacijavino, and Plančić Winery.

Etymology[edit]

Legend says that this wine was drunk at religious festivals and that is why it got the name Bogdanuša (given by God).[3]

Synonyms[edit]

Bogdanuša is also known under the synonyms Bogdanoucha, Bogdanuša Bijela, Bogdanuša Mala, Bogdanuša Vela, Bogdanuša Vela Mladinka, Bojadanuša, Bojdanuša, Mladeinka, Vrbanjka, and Vrbanjska.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ante Krstulovic (2008), Vina Hrvarske: Vodeci hrvatski vinari, najbolja hrvatska vina i najvaznije vinske sorte [Wines of Croatia: Leading Croatia Winemakers, Best Croatian Wines and Major Varietals] (in Croatian), Profil, p. 224, ISBN 978-953-12-0944-1
  2. ^ "Bogdanuša". Vinopedia.hr. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ Bašić, Želimir (9 January 2005). "Bogdanuša, vino iz antičkog agera". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  4. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Bogdanusa, accessed 2010-07-08

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