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The Piližota Plavina is made from 100% Plavina, a varietal that is a crossing of Verdeca and Zinfandel and is traditionally used to make light red wines. The vineyards are located near the historic town of Šibenik in Dalmatia, on steep slopes along the Adreatic Sea at altitudes of 50 to 300 meters. The soils are a mix of red and brown top-soils with clay stones and a limestone foundation. All grapes were hand-harvested and destemmed, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, with four months of barrel ageing to soften the wine before bottling.
Dalmatia is the only region in Croatia that produces more red wine than white wine, and the Plavina grape is often overshadowed by its bigger brothers Teran, Babic, Plavac Mali and Crljenak Kaštelanski (Zinfandel), which is a shame, since Plavina makes such easy drinking and pleasurable wines. They are soft, fresh and bright in contrast to the weight and richness of other varietals. Piližota's Plavina displays flavors of fresh red fruit and berries with a hint of chocolate and earth. On the palate, the tannins are solid yet soft and the acidity is lively and lean. Enjoy with cured meats and cheeses, sausages and sauerkraut, or lamb burgers.