Wine of the Week: Croatian Plavac Mali 2007

Plavac Mali Croatian Red WineYet another East European find in Waitrose, this time a bottle of Croatian red wine!  Croatia is renowned for its wine, particularly its red which is hearty, rich and intense in flavour and colour.

Plavac Mali is produced at the Svirče Winery on the island of Hvar, located on the Adriatic.  The vineyard is noted for its quality wines.  This particular bottle is a ripe, smooth red, from the Plavac Mali grape.  This grape variety, indigenous to Hvar, is closely related to Zinfandel and so the wine has a very similar style.

The Plavac Mali is soft enough to drink one its own but makes an ideal pairing to beef dishes such as cevapi served with ajvar.  Alternatively serve with a delicious Sunday lamb roast.  Packed with notes of punchy berry fruits this bottle is simply delicious and would not be a poor accompaniment to an abundant cheese board.

Plavac Mali Hvar 2007

750 ml

13% vol.

£9.79

Available at Waitrose

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