Prokupac is a black grape from Serbia.
Prokupac grapes are known for arriving at high sugar levels, which also means high alcohol levels in the wine. Thick skinned berries mean tannins and rich colour, and the wines are deep ruby and is for this aspect sometimes compared to Syrah.
Flavours are of red berries, such as cherries, strawberries and rose petals.
The variety is vinified primarily in two versions, as a dry varietal and as a rosé. The rosé is known for being darker in colour in comparison to other rosé wines.
A dish based on wild game will be an excellent pairing to a dry varietal Prokupac. The wine is best served at 16-18°C/61-64°F. A nice pairing for a rosé, that is if you don’t want to enjoy it as it
is, on its own, is a dish based on for example pork or lamb. The wine is
best served at 14-16°C/57-61°F.
Where is it grown?
With its acreage of 15.180 ha/37,510 ac, Prokupac is the second most planted (and most planted black) grape in Serbia. It has a PTPA of 22%.
There are no reports in the world-wide statistics of the variety being
grown in other countries, although there are sources stating that it is
grown also in Kosovo and FYR Macedonia.
Prokupac is recognised as a very old variety from Balkan. The fact that it is grown only in Serbia is a strong indication of this being the place where it once originated.