Tamjanika, temjanika, or tamnjanika are just some of the local names for the white grape variety. In recent years, white wines obtained from this variety are among the most popular wines on the Serbian market. We can say that in the last few years, Tamjanika became a Serbian brand.

Through history

Tamjanika is an autochthonous Serbian variety but not endemic, which means that it can be found in other regions. In Serbia, it is most represented in Župa.

DNA analysis confirmed that the Tamjanika did not come from Serbia. It is a local clone, with a local name, of the international Muscat White, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains variety. Also, there is a theory that its parent is the ancient variety anathelicon moschaton. This variety is considered to be one of the oldest existing grape varieties. The assumption is that it was brought to the Balkans by ancient merchants, not by the French.

Tamjanika trivia

Origin: Tamjanika is a Serbian indigenous variety but not endemic.
Other countries: From France, Italy and all over our region
Characteristics: Incense is a drinkable and harmonious wine of pleasant taste and aroma with unique sweetness on the palate. In our country, dry wines are mostly made, while around the world, it is often produced as semi-dry and semi-sweet. In Italy, it is made of the sparkling wine Moscato d’Asti, in France the sparkling Claret, while the Greek island of Samos is a famous muscat wine.
Wine color: Straw, yellow-green.
Alcohol: 11-14% vol.
Aromas: The wine has a characteristic nutty taste and smell. The most common aromas are spicy, floral, and fruity aromas such as called cinnamon, basil, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lime, and pineapple.
Food pairing: Barbecue, fish, and seafood. Dessert is paired with dried cookies with hazelnuts or almonds and white chocolate.

Aguara chocolate dedicated to the wine Tamjanika

The process of creating this chocolate started with the testing of several types of white chocolate. The next step was tasting some of the most famous Tamjanika wines from Serbia. We tried dry wines and most recognizable Tamjanika wines from Serbia. During that process, we tried Tamjniaka wines from wineries: Spasić, Čokot, Ivanović, Budmir, Temet winery, and Lastar.

Aguara white chocolate with orange, melon, and cinnamon, along with the tamjanika as mentioned above, gave us a whole new dimension of enjoyment.

Check out the Aguara Chocolate dedicated to the wine Tamjanika Aromatic Complex.