Black Dalmatian, Plavac Mali
Saints Hills | Dalmatia Coast, Croatia
Made of 100% Plavac mali grapes from the southern Dalmatia Coast of Croatia. Long obscured by politics, Croatia has been described as the Napa of Europe and the excellence wines are coming to the forefront. Black Dalmatian is a very good representation of Plavac mali variety. Dark-cherry red in the glass, this wine has aromas of red fruits, red raspberry, and a touch of Shishito pepper. The palate is very balanced with flavors of black raspberries and currants with red plum. The tannins are silky, and the finish is elegant and persistent with a bright splash of red cherry and some nice vanilla aftertaste. It is well paired with cured meats and various grilled dishes.