Plavac Mali

Plavac Mali An native grape to Croatia that is grown almost exclusively in the region of Dalmatia. The name literally means, "little blue" in Croatian, which refers to the small, bluish grapes that the vines grow.
The wine is actually a hybrid that descends from Crljenak Kaštelanski and Dobričić and is a cousin to Vranac. The former wine is the Croatian version of what is known as Primitivo in Italy and Zinfandel in California. Plavac Mali is grown in much greater abundance than either of its parents, being that it is a much more hardy grape than Crljenjak Kaštelanski (which had nearly died out until the link to Zinfandel was discovered) and a much tastier grape than Dobričić (which is mostly used to blend with other wines).
The flavors change a great deal depending on which of the main mainland areas or islands that the grapes are grown. Overall, it tends to have deep flavors of blackberries, pepper, and other spices. The alcohol can run as high as 15%, but tends to be around 12.5% - 13% in most vintages of the wine.
Plavac Mali pairs very well with foods and takes very well to aging. It is also one of the few wines that is rarely blended due to its great all-around strengths.

All Plavac Mali Wines:

Miloš
Plavac

2013
Longevity is synonymous with the Miloš name. Collectors of his wines are sti... more >
$26.95  
Miloš
Rosé

2016
This rosé is made from old ungrafted vines, organically grown on steep manua... more >
$27.95  
Miloš
Stagnum

2007
Planted on incredibly steep 30 year old terraced vineyards on the slopes of t... more >
$56.95   Sold out
Miloš
Stagnum Dessert

2012 (375ml)
This Stagnum can only be made in a particular year using an exceptionally dem... more >
$89.95   Sold out
Miloš
Stagnum Semi Sweet

2007 (500ml)
Low inventory. With 16,5% alcohol and 16 grams of residual sugar, t... more >
$59.95   Sold out
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