Plavac Mali on Korčula?
It’s generally assumed that the island of Korčula is heavily invested in making lots of Pošip. This full-bodied, delectable, native white grape has been happily growing on Croatia’s coast for ages. While the grape does indeed grow very well in Korčula and make a very fine wine, it was something of a shotgun marriage for it to be there given that, prior to the Yugoslavian era, there were all manner of grapes growing on the island including other whites like Grk. Another grape that happened to be quite happy there was Plavac Mali, but like the others, it was torn out as the government decided that Pošip was the grape to be planted and fed in to the collectives, despite the highest grade Plavac Mali in Croatia growing 30 minutes down the coast in the Dingač region. Plavac Mali is making something of a comeback on the island though. As […]