Another step in the TCN's journey along the indigenous grapes of Croatia on October 20, 2016, with another one of Hvar's almost forgotten treasures: darnekuša.
If you just can’t wait to try any new wine from this year’s harvest, and you happen to be in Croatia, I have only one word of encouragement for you: Portugizac.
So, we know and it’s well established that Plavac Mali ("the little Plavac") is probably the best known and appreciated indigenous Croatian red wine variety (if you disagree with this statement, please continue reading this anyway). The name comes from the fact that the berries on the Plavac Mali grape are quite small and packed. So, yeah, quite an obvious question poses itself: is there such a thing as “Plavac Veliki” ("the big Plavac")? The answer is, and you guessed it, I’m sure: yes and no.
Continuing TCN's look at the indigenous grapes of Croatia on October 5, 2016, a look into the sixth most abundant Croatian wine variety - and one that most people have never tasted as a varietal wine.
The ice harvest is definitely too expensive on the market where there is no real interest for such wines
Continuing TCN's look at the indigenous grapes of Croatia on October 1, 2016, we move to the central Croatia, Zagreb region where kraljevina was once the most popular wine variety.
Continuing TCN's look at the indigenous grapes of Croatia on September 29, 2016, on the red grape usually mentioned only as "the other parent of Plavac Mali"
Continuing TCN's look at the indigenous grapes of Croatia on September 25, 2016, Iva Tatic on the white grape of many names, Moslavac from the Croatian north.