The Serbian wine regions are not as clearly defined. Roughly speaking, the country’s key viticultural areas follow the path of the Velika Morava river as it approaches its confluence with the Danube, 120 km north of its origin at Stalac in central Serbia. The most planted wine grape here is Smederevka, a local variety known for producing large quantities of white wine.
Wine in Serbia has approximately 700 species. Differences in configuration and composition of terrain, climate and other factors are reflected in diversity and quality of grapes, and so in diversity and quality of wine that vintners on territory of Serbia are producing more than 2 millenniums.
Regular Riesling (Rhine Riesling) and Sauvignon Blanc are among the more interesting white wines produced in Serbia, while the reds are based on the native Prokupac, grown alongside increasing quantities of French ’international’ varieties such as Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
White wines constitute about 64% of production, and red about 36%. Long lasting tradition of Serbian wine growing in the last 10 years was renewed by numerous private producers that built contemporary cellars and already became well known out of the borders of Serbia.
LATEST issue 3/2019