Grgic Plavac Mali – The Powerful Little Blue Grape

Time to try Grgic Plavac Mali. If you are a California wine lover then I am sure you have heard of Mike Grgic and Grgich Hills in Napa Valley. Did you know that Mike Grgic is Croatian and has a winery in Croatia?

Grgic Vina was established in 1996 by legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Croatian-born Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, his daughter, Violet Grgić, and his nephew Ivo Jeramaz.

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Mike started the winery to produce the finest wines from native Dalmatian grapes and concentrates on crafting Croatia’s very best varietals: Plavac Mali and Pošip.

The wine has been produced according to the methods of Miljenko Grgić and under his supervision.

Some fun info: When Mike Grgic came to the Napa Valley in 1958 to make wine, he noticed a remarkable resemblance between the Zinfandel and Plavac Mali of his native Croatia. Some 35 years later, Mike worked with scientists at the University of California, Davis, to prove that Zinfandel was actually Crljenak Kaštelanski, a grape native to Croatia and parent of Plavac Mali.

This wine is made with 100% Plavac Mali grown in Dingac and Postup on the Pelješac peninsula. It has flavours of ripe black fruit, dried fig, stewed plum, cherry, Mediterranean herbs, and some chocolate notes. This is a big wine that needs to be decanted or aerated and pairs well with all red meat, especially a steak dinner.

If you are a Zinfandel lover then you should give this Plavac Mali Grgic a try.

This Plavac Mali Grgic is available on the LCBO website to order for pick up or delivery.

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