Some time back, we had our first taste of the newly-invigorated Crljenak being released by Zlatan Plenković. Again, as quick fly-by primer, Crljenak (or Crljenak Kaštelanski or Tribidrag/Pribidrag) is the genetically identical grape to Zinfandel in California and Primitivo in Italy. When crossed in a loving embrace with Dobričić, it resulted in the lovely Plavac Mali that has grown to be so popular in Dalmatian wines these days. Since this initial bottle by Plenković, other Crljenak-based wines have come the market. I was able to taste all of them last […]
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