Sunday, October 6, 2013

Discover the Wines of Andro Tomic: Plavac Mali Barrique

Plavac mali is the king of Croatia's red grape varieties. Related to the internationally better known Zinfandel, it produces strong, concentrated wines, and one of the best locations for its grapes is the island of Hvar. Bastijana produces two 100% Plavac Mali reds (as well as a rose), the base Plavac and the oak-aged barrique Plavac Mali, which is aged in a combination of different oak.

"Plavac mali is above all the product of its terroir or the sum of natural influences in the vineyard. The extreme conditions of the steep and sunny slopes on the south side of the island of Hvar impose the organic approach as the only choice – in other words, manual labor, with minimal intervention in natural processes and resulting in small yields of the highest quality grapes. The natural intensity of the varietal aroma of the dark and ripe fruit is rounded up by aging the wine for 8 to 12 months in a combination of French, Slavonian and American barriques. The final special quality of our Plavac mali lies in its "French" type of elegance, as this wine has a tendency towards preserving both the classic of the aromas of Plavac Mali, as well as the style of the Old

Continent wines, focused on the structure, complexity and the duration of flavour.
Wine Type and Quality: Dry red wine, Top quality wine
Grape varieties: Plavac Mali

Locality: southern slopes of the island Hvar (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna)
Alc.: 14–14,5%
Content: 0,75 lit.

Its character will be best appreciated if served at 18-20°C. This wine makes a first-rate match with spicier dishes, roasted meat and especially with Dalmatian culinary specialties such as brudet, pa┼íticada etc."

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