After extensive research of grape varieties in Croatia, Lee and Penny Anderson decided to grow the Plavac Mali variety in their vineyards. This wonderful grape is the result of a spontaneous crossing of two older varieties: Tribidrag and Dobričić. It has a long vegetation cycle, ripens very late, and in order to reach full maturation, needs an abundance of warmth and light.
Climatic conditions, superb coastal locations, and stony, well-drained hillsides are the perfect environment for the Plavac Mali grape and allow it to “suffer” slightly on the vine. It is this suffering, combined with the abundance of olive trees, local fruits, flowers, and wild herbs, that produce the beauty of Korta Katarina’s Plavac Mali, Reuben’s Private Reserve, and Rosé wines. The results are full-bodied, deeply colored wines that taste of dried cherries, hints of raspberry, and other earthy characteristics.
Dark blackberry in color, leading to a slightly ruby-colored rim, this wine is rich with aromas of chocolate-covered dark Bing cherries, dried currants, and stewed plums. Hints of forest floor, sage, and saddle leather float from its tertiary levels. A full-bodied, complex, bold, and exceptionally structured vintage, it has great aging potential and a full decantation will truly enhance the overall enjoyment of the wine.
Grape variety: Plavac mali
Stile of Wine: Still wine
Wine color: Red
Level of sugar: Dry
Alcohol level: 15,50 %
Serving temperature: 16 - 18°C