An ancient varietal that is confined to the southern areas of Serbia, Macedonia and particularly the Podgorica region of Montenegro. Despite being a local specialty, Vranac has declined in production over the years and is now somewhat rare. Vranac has large berries that are very deeply colored. This provides a wine that is dark, tannic and quite rich, with medium to high levels of extraction and acidity. Vranac takes well to oak and bottle aging, and these are often necessary to tame the fiery combination of tannins and acidity. Aromas and flavors of flowers, black fruits, herbs and even forest floor are common.