Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia (Pel-yah-shatz)
100% Plavac Mali (Plah-vatz Molly)
Notes & Pairings
Oddly, this Rosé comes exclusively from the older 30+ year old terraced vineyards and is more expensive than their estate red. The soil is sand on top of dolomite limestone and all the work is done by hand. The aim is to separate the unique fruit of Plavac Mali before the thick skins come into play and the long aging that follows. The grapes are whole bunch pressed but still leave a noticeable tannic structure. The fruit is exactly what you’d want while baking in the Dalmatian sun – watermelon rind, sour cherry, and tons of herbs. It’s a serious rosé and can easily handle grilled red meat as well as briny oysters, clams, and grilled whole fish.