Wine regions

Wine regions / 01/23/2019 / 224

VRANJE

Vranje wine region extends in the Vranje valley around the South Morava River. The boundaries of Vranje wine region also include the area around Surdulica, which forms a separate (physically separate) oasis. This wine region comprises 3 sub-regions: Vrtogoš, Surdulica and Buštranje, with the largest being Vrtogoš.

According to 2012 data, there are 421 hectares of vineyards in Vranje wine region, with the largest areas under vineyards on the territory of Vranje municipality. Vineyards spread at the altitudes ranging from 420 to 650 meters, at moderately steep to gentle slopes of terrain.

Soil: The predominant soil types are Vertisol, humus-silicate soil, rocky soil on granite bed, and to a lesser extent alluvial soil, orthent and other soils.

The moderating factors affecting the microclimate are Rujan Mountain (696m) and the lower slopes of the mountains surrounding the valley of Vranje as well as the South Morava River with its tributaries that mitigate the effects of the Mediterranean climate in the valley.

Grape Producers: In this wine region, 2,613 households own vineyards. The largest number of vineyards is located in the municipality of Vranje.

Varieties: Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Plovdina, Muscat Hamburg, Vranac, Tamjanika




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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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