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Montenegrin wine

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Montenegrin wine is wine made in the Balkan country of Montenegro. Many Montenegrin vineyards are located in the southern and coastal regions of the country. Montenegrin wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties including Krstač, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vranac. Other indigenous cultivars include Bioka, Čubrica, Krstač, and Žižak. History Viticulture in Montenegro dates back to the Illyrians; relics of wine-making and wine-trading have been found in the necropolis of the coastal city Budva dating back to the 4th century BCE. Tombstones found in Montenegro were decorated with grapevines and wine motifs related to the Dionysian cult. Montenegro is considered the origin of the Kratošija (better known as Zinfandel) and Vranac grape varieties. The earliest reference to the Montenegrin variety Kratošija comes from the medieval statute of Budva, written in Italian, and dated 1426-1442 CE. Grape-growing and wine-producing regulations were intro
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