Vranac is a black-skinned grape variety native to Montenegro. It is known for producing dense, deeply-colored red wines with a range of flavors and aromas such as sour cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, chocolate, mint, and vanilla. It is the most important variety in terms of commercial output in Montenegro, and also grown in North Macedonia and Croatia. Vranac wines are known for their high alcohol content, pleasant bitterness, high tannin content, and good acidity, making them suitable for oak aging, which imparts vanilla and spice characters. Vranac is thought to be an ancient variety, and has been grown in the hilly landscape of Montenegro since the Middle Ages, often mistaken for Primitivo to which it is closely related.