Dalmatia/Hvar. Ivan Dolac Barrique ranks among the best Croatian red wines produced from the autochthonous grape variety Plavac Mali grown on the southern slopes of the Hvar island. It is characterized by its dark ruby red color, typical for top quality Plavac Mali. Nurtured in barrique barrels so its primary varietal aromas of dried berry fruits and grapes is ennobled by discrete secondary aging aromas. Its flavor reveals a strong taste, robust wine, rich in essence and ripe tannins making it elegant and smooth on the palate. Did you know? Ivan Dolac Barrique 2003 is the first Croatian wine awarded with a Gold medal at the largest wine competition in Paris – Vinalies Internationales 2006.