Tag Archives: Plavac Mali

MASTER CLASS: ROBERTO LEPORI – Plavac mali: the noble son of a royal vine that crossed the oceans: Tribidrag/Primitivo/Zinfandel

I enthusiastically welcomed Ivana Krstulović Carić’s invitation, the President of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association (Hvar Otok Vina), to lead the Hvar Island red wine tasting workshop. The topic was to follow the story of the original Tribidrag or Crljenak vine, linking it to his brother Italian Primitivo, in the most authentic expression of the different areas of Puglia , and to the “noble son” Plavac Mali.

foto: Julio Frangen

On May 10th and 11th the Wine Festival of the Adriatic’s wine was celebrated: Tribidrag, Primitivo, Plavac Mali. A hug between the two coasts of the Adriatic symbolized by the common love for this wine full of emotions, aromas, pleasant sensations that has cheered to the most sublime palates, over the centuries, and has crowned and celebrated meetings and festive moments with the warm complacency of “god Bacchus”.

A generous wine with high sugars and high acids, with strong tannic presence and deep aromas of berries and flavour of spices. The strong mineral presence in the soil, makes the wine long-lived, and with indomitable character.

foto: Julio Frangen

CANTINA APOLLONIO: PRIMITIVO DEL SALENTO IGP – TERRAGNOLO

CANTOLIO: PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP  – 14 DI TERRA

POLVANERA: PRIMITIVO DOC GIOIA DEL COLLE – POLVANERA 16 BIO

Wines of great tradition, expressions of the different areas of the territory, similar but different in the composition of the land, in the exposure of the vines, in the technique of winemaking. United, however, from the unmistakable flavor and fullness of the body and the enveloping and refined tannins.

Three different expressions of excellent quality: The TERRAGNOLO with a nose full of ripe cherry fruit, plum and blackberry and balsamic and spices . Long persistence with coffee , black fruits and coconut in the finish. POLVANERA 16, from “red soil”, rich in iron, with notes of red mulberry, delicate violet and aromatic herbs. In the finish, taste of liquorice and graphite. 14 DI TERRA, from potassium and iron soil, rich in poliphenolic structure, with delicate notes of red ripe fruits and floral sensations. perfectly balanced in alcohol, minerality and acidity. Velvet tannin and long persistence.

foto: Julio Frangen

ZLATAN OTOK d.o.o. PLENKOVIĆ: ZLATAN CRLJENAK

BRAČA PLANČIĆ: FAROS OPOL

HVAR HILL d.o.o.: MAIOR RIZERVA

OPĆA POLJOPRIVREDNA ZADRUGA SVIRČE: PLAVAC DE LUX

VINA CARIĆ  – PLOVAC PLOŠKI

VINA TOMIĆ  – PLAVAC MALI BARRIQUE

The overall quality of the wines has greatly improved over the years. The best use of the wood used for refining, the yeast selection techniques and the care in the selection of the grapes has given rise to wines comparable with a good quality international standard.

Plavac Mali is a difficult wine to make. It is a racehorse, and like all thoroughbreds it  must be tamed in its most intense expressions. It is not easy to tame the tannin, the strong intensity of the anthocyanins and the high sugar content of the grapes. But the wisdom of the Dalmatian winemakers makes this wine pleasant, making velvety the astringency, sublime the aroma, fruity and spicy the flavor, and dry and enveloping the body of the wine.

Foto: Julio Frangn

Foto: Julio Frangen

ZLATAN CRLJENAK, pure Tribidrag from the Makarska area, rich in fruits and acidity. slight tannin and long persistence. FAROS OPOL, rich in minerality and deep secondary flavors. Aged in steel makes the wine easy to drink and pleasant in its balance. Sandy soils give a good degree of acidity and composure to the wine. MAIOR REZERVA is a complex and harmonious wine, with warm tones and balanced structure. Slavonian wood, where the wine matures, gives composure and pleasantness to the tannins and freshness on the palate. PLAVAC DE LUX is a wine very rich in polyphenols, with tannins still to evolve. A wine to be used with structured dishes to mitigate the strong plant presence. PLOVAC PLOŠKI is a wine made with wisdom. The use of large Slavonian barrels soften the imperious tannin very well, leaving ample space for the components of ripe red fruit and delicate white spices. A wine with great vigor, well balanced in alcohol and pleasantly harmonious in mineral components and freshness. PLAVAC MALI BARRIQUE, an unmistakable wine, elegantly structured. Soft, harmonious, long and persistent. The French oak is perfectly dosed to avoid invading the fullness of ripe fruit and black fruit flavors. Each sip highlights all the complex aromas of the wine, perfectly distinguishable. Pleasant spicy and slightly balsamic finish.

Thank you all for this unforgettable day and for the participation of all quality wine lovers.

My hope is to repeat this important event over the years to compare the successes and experiences of wine together and to reaffirm and consolidate this strong bond that binds our two countries through “the art of wine”, history, traditions and the culture that over the centuries have seen us as interpreters of fraternal and supportive friendship.

Roberto Lepori (Associazione Italiana Sommelier, freelance journalist & wine judge)

Hvar, May 17th, 2018

PREZENTACIJA OTOKA HVARA, HVARSKE KULTURE I VINA U ITALIJI

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Slijedećeg tjedna započinje naša turneja po Italiji.

Ispričati ćemo priču o našoj povijesti i kulturi i prezentirati naše autohtone sorte poput bogdanuše, plavca malog, pošipa, crljenka. Velikanam je čast da su naši partneri  Tor Vergata Sveučilište u Rimu, AIS – Associazione Italiana Sommelier, ONAV – Organizzazione Nazionale Assagiatori di Vino, BIBENDA – Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, Cerealia, Vita Romana – Udruga za kulturu, Konzorcij Primitivo di Manduria, Grad Mandura, Zajednica Moliških Hrvata i Hrvatska Ambasada u Rimu.

Našu turneju podržavaju Turističke Zajednice s otoka na čelu sa TZ Općine Jelsa i Općinom Jelsa, kao i TZ Splitsko Dalmatinske Županije.

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HVAR ISLAND, HVAR CULTURE AND WINE PRESENTATION IN ITALY

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Next week starts a tour of Hvar wineries in Italy. Will tell a story about our history and culture and present our indigenous vraieties such as Bogdanuša, Plavac mali, Pošip, Crljenak. It is a great pleasure to have as our partners Tor Vergata Univesity of Rome, AIS – Associazione Italiana Sommelier, ONAV – Organizzazione Nazionale Assagiatori di Vino, BIBENDA – Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, Cerealia, Vita Romana Association, Consortium Primitivo di Manduria, the Town of Mandura, Society of Croatian Community of Molise and Croatian Ambassy in Rome.

Our tour is supported by the Tourist Board of Split and Dalmatia County, Tourist Board of Jelsa and the Municipality of Jelsa and other Tourist Boards of the Hvar Island.

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PREZENTACIJA HRVATSKIH VINA -PONEDJELJAK 6. LISTOPAD, Hotel Rome Cavalieri u Rimu

 

U suradnji Veleposlanstva Republike Hrvatske u Rimu i Zaklade Talijanski Sommelier – Bibenda, u ponedjeljak 6. listopada 2014. održati će se Prezentacija hrvatskih vina  pod nazivom “Susret sa nepoznatim vinom”.

Prezentaciju će moderirati vinski pisac, Paolo Lauciani, predavač u Bibendi, a vina će prezentirati hrvatski sommelier, Željko Bročiloviċ Carlos. Priču o povijesti i kulturi pijenja vina u Hrvatskoj prezentirati će vinski novinar Željko Suhadolnik, urednik poznatog vinskog časopisa “Svijet u čaši”.

Velika je čast što će događanje otvoriti Alessandro Scorsone, službeni sommelier talijanske vlade, zajedno sa Veleposlanikom Republike Hrvatske g. Damirom Grubišom i Predsjednikom Zaklade Talijanskih Sommeliera Francom M. Riccijem činom otvaranja pjenušca vinarije Tomac.

Na prezentaciji će sudjelovati vinarije iz cijele Hrvatske pa tako i vinarije sa Hvara. “Hvar Otok Vina” predstaviti će se s pet plavaca: 

Plavac mali 2012 Tomić

Zlatan Plavac 2009 Plenković

Plovac Ploški 2009 Carić

Plavac reserva mediterano 2008 PZ Svirče

Plame 2001 Vujnović

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Ostali proizvođači:

 Istra:

Clai – Cattunar –Coronica-Kozlović- Trapan

Kvarner:
Šipun

Dalmacija:
Stina vina, Suha Punta, Grgic, Vinarija Vinoplod

 

Pelješac:
Poljoprivredna zadruga i vinarija Dingač, Terrarota d.o.o.,Opg Petar Matkovic

Neretva:
Rizman d.o.o.

Plješivica:

Tomac

Slavonija:
Udruženje Grasevina: Adzžić-Iločki podrumi – Krauthaker – Podrum Krešic – Vina Belje – PP Orahovica-Galić-Vina Markota

Zagorje:
Bolfan-Bodren-Stjepan Djurinski

Uz vina predstaviti će se i istarska ulja proizvođača:

Agrolaguna – CP Tar-Vabriga-Meraviglia Tar-Vabriga-Loredana Buzet -Oivecharm Umag-Bursic Vodnjan- -Sovinjak Buzet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S TIME FOR PLAVAC MALI FROM THE HVAR BEACHES!

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.

Pz Svirče Arija od mora

Pz Svirče
The sea breeze

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).

 

 

 

Sv. Nedjelja

Sv. Nedjelja – Golden reflection of the sunset

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Ivo Carić
Ivan Dolac

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Ivan Dolac

Plaža

The beach (Ivan Dolac)

 

VRIJEME JE ZA PLAVAC S HVARSKIH PLAŽA!

Ovaj tjedan počela je berba plavca malog s južnih padina našeg otoka.

Strmi vinogradi, okupani suncem i morskom arijom, najpoznatiji su hvarski vinogradi, pružaju se od Zavale, preko Medvid Boda, Ivan Dolca i Jagodne sve do Sv. Nedjelje.

Pz Svirče Arija od mora

Pz Svirče
Arija od mora

Unatoč nepovoljnim klimatskim uvjetima, grožđe sa “Hvarskih plaža” odlične je kvalitete!

Najpoznatija vina s ovih položaja nose imena Ivan Dolac (PZ Svirče i Vujnović), po istomenom selu poznatom po lijepim šljunčanim plažama, Plovac Ploški (Carić), što znači “Plavac iz Plaže”, Medvid (Duboković) po Medvid Bodu, skrovitoj i možda najljepšoj plaži od svih, nekada utočištu sredozemne medvjedice. Ili jednostavno plavac kao Plavac mali barrique(Tomić) ili Zlatan Plavac (Plenković).

 

 

 

Sv. Nedjelja

Sv. Nedjelja – Zlatni odsjaj zalaska sunca

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Ivo Carić
Ivan Dolac

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Ivan Dolac

Plaža

Plaža

 

HVAR WINE TASTING – VRBOSKA, 15 JULY, 2014

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Vrboska from the roof of Sv Marija

This summer, Hvar Wine Tasting once again comes to the island’s village squares. On Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 at 9pm, you will be able to taste Hvar wines in Vrboska, down by the beautiful stone bridges in the Podva area.

Vrboska is one of the jewels of the island of Hvar, with art and architecture dating back to the 15th century, when it developed as the port of Vrbanj, with an attractive mix of renaissance, gothic and baroque styles.

While in Vrboska, before the Hvar Wine Tasting, you might like to visit the  Fisherman’s Museum to discover the rich history of fishing on the island. Or check out the nearby church of St Lawrence, where you can see art by Venetian and Croatian artists, while the impressive fortified church of St Mary of Mercy offers wonderful views from its roof.

View of Vrboska and the Church Fortress

Vrboska and its Church Fortress

Discover Hvar, Island of Wine!

9pm 15 July, 2014, Vrboska

Experience the wines of Hvar, this time with the fantastic Rade Šolaja, from 9pm in Podva (the upper harbour), near the second bridge!

Hvar Winemakers & the Tourist Board of Vrboska

Vrboska

Podva, Vrboska

 

Welcome to Hvar Otok Vina!

Written by Ivana Krstulović Carić, dipl.ing.agr.

 President
Hvar Otok Vina (Hvar Island of Wine) is a brand of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association, established in the year 2010, with the aim of creating a dynamic and interactive Wine Destination.

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Hvar Winemakers’ logo

This is going to be a crucial month for our Association. We have found enthusiastic and
professional partners that we will work together to set up the Wine Tourism on our Island. Our Partnership with Total Hvar and the Agencies is the first step toward achieving our goals of developing our Island as a Wine Destination.

Wine Journalists will be here on May 5, and we will show them a cross-section of our
Island of Wine, they will discover Hvar Wines, authentic and high quality, they will take a journey through the rich history of the Hvar Winemaking on Hvar Island and enjoy the beauty of the agricultural landscapes: Hvar Beaches, Terrace Vineyards, Starigrad Plain (Ager) jewelled by the lovely villages of our Island of Wine.

Svirče-the Wine Village

Svirče-the Wine Village

We are especially proud to have the oldest Plavac Mali vineyard on our Island, which
survived the American pest Phylloxera, a disease which destroyed European vineyards at
the end of the 19th century. We are proud to have 3 indigenous HVAR ONLY GRAPES; BOGDANUŠA, DARNEKUŠA, PARČ, to contribute to the diversity of the Wine World.

In May we will start the promotion of our Bogdanuša wines, together with Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox in Split and we will have activities on Hvar, such as Bogdanuša Workshops, Bogdanuša Night in Svirče. And many Hvar Wine Tastings this summer on our beautiful island squares.

Hvar Wine Tastings

Hvar Wine Tastings

Together with our partners Total Hvar and the Agencies we are preparing
the Wine Tourism Itineraries.

We are here on the Island of Wine, waiting for you!

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