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100% Plavac Mali
Middle & South Dalmacija

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Plavac Mali is a cross between Crljenak Kaštelanski (ancestor of Zinfandel) and Dobričić grapes. It is the
primary red varietal grown along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The name refers to the small blue
grapes that the vines produce: in Croatian plavo means blue; mali means small. It is the most grown red variety in Croatia. Plavac Mali is known for producing rich, flavorful wines that are high in both alcohol and tannins.

This Plavac Mali comes from the island of Hvar and grows against steep slopes along the Adriatic sea.

Hand harvested on the steep, hot slopes by the Adriatic Sea, crushed and macerated, alcoholic fermentation up to 28 C., malolactic fermentation, the wine is then matured large oak barrels (4 000-8 000 liters) for a year, after which it is aged in the bottle for another 6 to 12 month before release.

No chemicals are used in the vineyard due to beneficial position of the vineyards.

It is rich with a dark ruby color, typical aromas of dark cherry and earthy notes, a display of bright dark
fruits and peppery spices on the palate, moderate tannins and the alcohol and acidity are in balance.
This wine will age well over 15 years. It will pair well with grilled lamb or duck, also try it next to anything with BBQ sauce.

ABV 14%

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