2018 Basina Plavac Mali
100% Plavac Mali. Vineyards are fully organic and are the truest expression of the microclimate and land of Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast. No irrigation, spraying only with sulfur in April. Grapes are manually harvested and slightly raisinated. The grapes are destemmed, naturally fermented in open vats with manual punchdowns, 6 days maceration. The wines are matured for 10 months in 225-liter used French oak barrels, then coarse filtered, and then further matured for one year in bottles before release. Less than 200 cases of this wine were produced.
This Plavac wine comes from selected southern exposed vineyards in Dingac and Postup. Grapes were picked a bit earlier from younger vines and therefore the wine is softer and more elegant. Beautiful example of traditional Plavac with a modern touch of freshness. Rich, deep and earthy wine with softer tannins and amazing complexity. Typical plavac plum, fig and blueberry fruit.
Located on the steep 45 degree Southern slopes of Pelješac Peninsula known for its big reds, Bura vineyards produces one of the most unique, delicious and prestigious wines to come out of the Dalmatian Coast. As much as there is talk about all the different wineries and winemakers in Croatia, no other winemaker stands out more than Niko Bura and his sacred Bura Dingač. Niko Bura’s vineyards are fully organic and are the truest expression of the microclimate and land of Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast. The Bura family has one of the longest traditions of winemaking in Dingač and Croatia as a whole, spanning over sixteen generations -- since the year 1410!