Crljenak Kaštelanski, also known as Tribidrag is not the easiest wine to find –at least in Croatia. In California, it’s Zinfandel and in Italy, it’s Primitivo. These are pretty much household names at this point. But in Croatia, where the grape is originally from, it had all but died out until the famous research was done (led by Dr. Carole Meredith of UC Davis) to link a couple of stray vines found near Split to Californian Zinfandel. These stray vines in turn led to more plantings and eventually for winemaker […]
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