Wine regions

Wine regions / 01/23/2019 / 225

NIŠ

Niš wine region spreads over the area in the lower basin of the Nišava and South Morava rivers. It comprises 6 sub-regions: Sokobanja, Aleksinac, Žitkovac, Čegar, Kutina and Svrljig, with the largest being Svrljig.

According to 2012 data, there are 1,312 hectares of vineyards in Niš wine region, with the largest area under vineyards on the territory of Niš municipality. The vineyards spread at the altitude ranging from 200 to 450 meters, at moderately steep to gentle slopes of terrain. Vineyards on the steep slopes of the hills can be found in Čegar and Svrljig sub-regions.

Soil: The predominant soil type is Vertisol. Alluvial soil and Cambisol are also present, while other soil types are less prevalent.

The moderating factor affecting the microclimate are the mountain chain and slopes of the Carpathian and Rhodope mountains: Ozren (1178m), Svrljig mountains (1334m), Suva planina (1810m), Jastrebac (1491m). Warm air currents from the Mediterranean flow from the south through valleys of the Nišava and Morava rivers.

Grape Producers: In this wine region, 8,415 households own vineyards. The largest quantity of vineyards are located in the municipality of Niš.

Varieties: Merlot, Prokupac, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Župljanka, Italian Riesling, Plovdina




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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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