Zlatan Otok Plavac Grand Cru

Zlatan Otok Plavac Grand Cru

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Croatia

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Hvar

VARIETY

Plavac Mali

AGE OF VINES

35 to 65 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Karst (landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks)

ALTITUDE

3200 ft.

FERMENTATION

native yeast in tank

AGING

18-24 months in new barrique; after assemblage spends an additional six months in the bottle

DESCRIPTION

Highest quality wine produced from specially selected grapes of Plavac Mali from the best and oldest southern positions of Hvar vineyards older than 30 years. The average yield per vine is 0.5 kg. It ages in new barrique barrels capacity of 225 liters. The best barrels of French, American and Croatian descent and another half a year in the bottle are combined. The wine is dark ruby color rich and complex aromas which give the impression of dried plums, vanilla and leather. Rich and powerful tannic structure; fine elegant finish with persistence that stays long. A Croatian wine with the highest honors and medals.

Alcohol 15%