Deep dark red color. Tobacco and spicy aromas appears at first nose. Then shortly after opens towards exotic aromas such as eucalyptus and coconut. After about twenty minutes in glass, finally typical aromas of plavac mali arise such as mineral notes and traces of dried plums.
In the mouth the wine is powerful, full and warm with very strong and firm tannin structure, but also has a lively acidity that highlights the fruitiness and makes this new world in style extremely attractive.
Food pairing: Tuna, grilled meat, veal.
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Ivo Duboković is Croatia's leading boutique winemaker and certainly one of the most serious one in Croatia.
His vineyards are located on the island Hvar, one of the warmest and sunniest islands in the Adriatic spreadinog over microlocalities of Sveti Nikola and Medvid bod. Soil structure ranges from limestone pebble, white sand with small percantage of red soil, giving an ideal nutrition source to indigenous varieties such as Mali Plavac Drnekusa, Parac, Kuc, Bogdanusa and Marastina. Dubokovic prefers that his wines are dense, bold, with a fuller body and structure, therefore he leaves grapes on vines till late September through the October.