Wine regions

Wine regions / 01/23/2019 / 492

NIŠAVA

Nišava wine region extends into the valley of the Nišava River. Nišava wine region comprises three sub-regions: Bela Palanka, Pirot and Babušnica.

According to 2012 data, there are 471 ha of vineyards in Nišava region, with the largest areas under vineyards in Pirot.

The vineyards spread at the altitudes ranging from 320 to 550 meters, on steep, moderately steep and gentle slopes. In terms of vineyard exposure, southern and southeastern exposures predominate.

Soil: The most common soil types in Nišava region are vertisol and fluvisol, whilst other types of soil (loess, eutric cambisol, lithosol,  etc.) can also be found to a lesser extent.

The moderating factors affecting the local climate are the Balkan Mountains (Svrljig mountains, Vidlič, Vlaška planina, Suva planina) that surround the region from all sides and the Nišava River.

Grape Producers: In this wine region, 3,598 households own vineyards. Most vineyards are located in the vicinity of Pirot.

Varieties: Vranac, Prokupac, Plovdina, Muscat Hamburg, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Riesling, Smederevka




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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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