This week we started harvesting the plavac mali from our island’s south slopes!
The steep southern slopes, bathed in sunlight and sea breezes, are Hvar’s most famous vineyards, extending from Zavala, Medvid Bod, Ivan Dolac and Jagodna to Sv. Nedjelja.
Despite the harsh climate, grapes from the “Hvar Beaches” are of very good quality!
The most famous wines from these positions have evocative names such as Ivan Dolac (PZ Svirče i Vujnović), named after the village famous for its beautiful pebble beaches, Plovac Ploški (Carić), meaning “Plavac from the beach“, Medvid (Duboković) named after the Medvid Bod, a hidden beach maybe the most beautiful of all, which once was home to the Mediterranean monk seal.
Or they may simply be named Plavac, as in Plavac mali barrique (Tomić) or Zlatan Plavac (Plenković).