Plavac Mali (PLA-vatz MA-lee)


Most highly regarded ancient red grape native to Croatia; a specialty of the Dalmatian coast, as well as other parts of Eastern Europe. A cross between crljenak kaštelanski (also known as zinfandel and tribidrag) and dobričić, another Croatian variety. The name refers to the small blue grapes that the vines produce; in Croatian plavo means blue and mali means small.

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