Red, Ready, but will keep

2013 Mateo Vicelic, Plavac Mali, Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia

2013 Mateo Vicelic, Plavac Mali, Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia

Red | Ready, but will keep | Mateo Vicelic | Code:  41935 | 2013 | Plavac Mali | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol


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Case price (12)
£193.80 Saving £21.60

Bottle 6 x 75cl 36cs

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Scores and Reviews

WILLIAMS - Further south, in Dalmatia, red wines with a little more heft come into play with varieties such as crjenak kastelanski (better known as zinfandel) and its relative, plavac mali, which is responsible for many of the best Croatian reds. Plavac mali is particularly good on the fashionable island of Hvar, the Adriatic's answer to Ibiza, and on the Peljesac Peninsula, where the wines tend to be big, ripe and powerful. Of those available in the UK, one name to look out for is Matteo Vicelic: his straight Plavac Mali shows a lighter juicy succulence, while his Dingac 2013 (£34.40) is sweetly, densely packed and deeply satisying.
David Williams - The Observer, 7th May 2017

The Producer

Mateo Vicelic

Mateo Vicelic

Mateo Vicelić has dedicated himself to re-vitalising this stunning limestone vineyard site that slopes from 1800 feet down to the coast.

His great grandfather achieved acclaim for the full-bodied red wine from the native Plavac Mali grape, a relative of Zinfandel, but the war years and subsequent austerity made wine-making for anything other than personal use not viable.

Now producing only 10,000 bottles from 3.5ha, but with plans to re-plant some of the additional 6ha in family ownership, there are just two wines produced, the early drinking, medium-bodied and aromatic red Plavac , and the more serious and ageworthy Dingač.

The Grape

Plavac Mali

Plavac Mali

Plavac Mali is the literally named "small blue wine grape" of Croatia that is that country’s most important red grape, and the first to have an appellation (Dingač, on the Adriatic coast) dedicated to it.

On south-facing slopes it creates ageworthy, full-bodied, structured wines with black fruit character and no lack of alcohol, as befits a relative of Zinfandel. Elsewhere it makes lighter, less powerful wines. The grape variety was first recorded in 1841, but has been cultivated and prized for its powerful wines for centuries before that.

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