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Volarević Plavac Mali Platinum Edition

2018 Volarević Plavac Mali Platinum Edition

Volarević Plavac Mali Platinum Edition 2018

2018 Volarević Plavac Mali Platinum Edition
7 left. Wine Enthusiast 95. Dalmatia/Komarna. The grapes come from Komarna appellation with 50 – 80% of limestone soils. The steep vineyards with gradients up to 40% ensure the optimal sunlight and heat for successful ripening of Plavac Mali. Being in close proximity to the Adriatic Sea, lower night temperatures contribute to freshness and greater aromatic profile in the grapes. Only the ripest berries were selected and hand harvested, while eliminating shriveled ones. The maceration lasted between 8 – 12 days in a vat, after which the wine was blended. The wine was aged for 8 months in 225 l and 500 l French, American and Croatian oak, with 15% new and the rest being 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill. 4000 bottles made. Attractive deep-purple inky color. Multidimensional with loads of ripe dark fruits and great depth. The nose bursts with ripe blackberry, plum, sage, roasted coffee beans and leather. Concentrated and opulent. The wine has a powerful structure with a massive amount of fine-grained tannins. There is an exceptional balance between concentrated fruits, fresh acidity, high tannins and small amount of residual sugar. Seriously age worthy with potential to last over two decades. Pair it with Tomahawk steak and Pašticada. Drink 2022 – 2038. Serve in Bordeaux glass between 18 – 20ºC.
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Wine Specs

Region Dalmatia
Vintage 2018
Varietal Plavac Mali