This small, green European country is still quite enigmatic to Western Europe. It deserves to be known for its fruity white and red wines.
Since the Roman era
Montenegro is a green country, still wild, with a preserved nature.
It is among the most rugged terrains in Europe, with its many reliefs, and benefits from a microclimate that is quite ideal for the cultivation of the vine.
Since the Roman era, the farms are often quite small in size; there is even a tradition that each house produces its own wine and distills for its personal consumption.
In the 1970s, a major project was born: the Ćemovsko plains were planted with some 2000 hectares of vineyards and orchards, in addition to the already existing vineyard. This is the development of Plantaže, the largest estate in the country.
Since 2007, one year after its independence, Montenegro has engaged in the modernization of the wine sector, relying in particular on the development of wine tourism.
Montenegrin wines are for the most part grown on limestone soils, or sandy soils. It is produced mainly from the indigenous variety Vranac (70% of production), along with a multitude of international varieties.
For white wines, there are also indigenous varieties such as Krstač.
But of course, many international grape varieties are also planted here.
Extent of the vineyard
The country has just over 4,000 hectares of vineyards, in the center and south of the country.
The Plantaže estate alone represents more than 80% of the country’s production.
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