This massive, racy red with pedigree from Hvar strongly expresses the characteristics, authenticity and originality of Plavac mali. Because of this Plavac barrique, Carić can undoubtedly be considered one of the most important producers of Plavac mali in Croatia.
It has a full, luminous ruby color that turns into garnet towards the rims. Aromas are clean and very precise. It opens with vanilla notes, burnt wood, dried herbs and mild notes of roasted almonds. Sensations of plums, black currants, wild blackberries and sour cherries seems harmoniously blended with the oak frame that can be felt, but without overwhelming this fruity composition. Finish is full, round, dry, dense and very complex taste reveals hints of herbs and minerals. The tannins are soft and elegant.
Food pairing: red meat, venison, sausages, smoked ham, firm cheeses.
|Grape variety||Plavac Mali|
|Serving temp.||18 ºC|
The Carić family has been producing wine ever since, but with the establishment of the Vino-Hvar company d.o.o. they start to produce their own wines, known as CARIC WINES. Vineyards and wineries are just as important a part of their business. They cultivate about 5 ha of vineyards in different locations of the HVAR VINEYARD, while a smaller part of the grapes are purchased from subcontractors. They cultivate several autochthonous varieties, such as Plavac mali, Bogdanjuša, Kuč, Marašina, Darnekus and Posip. Each wine has its own story, from vineyards to wineries to their names. Their product range consists of 8 wines, each of which can find something for themselves, from everyday table wines to top quality ones that are drunk on special occasions. The original label was designed by famous Croatian painter Edo Murtić. Murtic's designs were redesigned by renowned Zagreb designer Nenad Dogan.