Wine regions

Wine regions / 01/23/2019 / 626

LESKOVAC

Leskovac wine region extends over the hillsides surrounding the city of Leskovac in the South Morava basin. It comprises 4 sub-regions: Babič, Pusta Reka, Vinarce and Vlasotince, with the largest being Vinarce sub-region.

Based on 2012 data, there are 1,459 hectares of vineyards in Leskovac wine region, with the largest areas under vineyards on the territory of Leskovac municipality. Vineyards spread at the altitudes ranging from 250 to 400 meters at moderately steep to gentle slopes of terrain.

Soil: The predominant soil types are Cambisol, Vertisol, Alluvial soil, and to a lesser extent other soil types are also present.

The moderating factor affecting the microclimate are the mountain ranges and slopes that surround the region: Seličevica (903m), Babička Gora (1057m), Suva Planina (1809m), Čemernik (1638m), Kukavica (1442m) and Radan (1409m). Also, the South Morava River flows through Leskovac valley.

Grape Producers: In this wine region, 10,863 households own vineyards. Most vineyards are located in the municipality of Leskovac.

Varieties: Rhein Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Italian Riesling, Blaufrankisch, Prokupac




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Tomislav Ivanović

Awarded wine writer, wine critic and contributor to selected wine magazines. WSET3-certified author and editor-in-chief of www.vinopedia.rs. Member of Vojvodina Sommelier Association. Juror in national and international wine competitions. Lecturing about wines of Serbia and the Balkans. Local partner of Wine Mosaic organization. Co-founder of International Prokupac Day.

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