Plavac Mali vines have found a relatively new winegrowing area so they’ve made home in the hills of Komarna, a small picturesque town located in southern Dalmatia, in Dubrovnik-Neretva County to be more precise.
The first grape vines in this area were planted in 2008, whereas the first harvest took place in 2011. Komarna is a new winemaking region and organic winemaking is what makes it particularly interesting. Terra Madre 2011, a wine made from Plavac Mali, managed to find its way to lovers of superb Dalmatian wines as a superior quality wine. It has a dry, fruity taste containing 14.5 per cent of alcohol. It has the acidity characteristic of Plavac Mali and is nicely balanced, but it has conquered the demanding wine scene.This wine just goes to affirm the status of Komarna winegrowing region whose strategy and ambition are well-founded. It’s also very competitive when it comes to wines made from Plavac Mali in the lower price range of bottled wines.
Local vineyards are blessed with ideal winegrowing conditions given that they’re located on a slope of a limestone hill which is 50 to 180 meters high. The hilly vineyards have a southern and south-western inclination. The proximity of the sea, perfect wind conditions and minimal spraying allow organic cultivation in the full sense of the word. The microclimate due to large average sunshine and the reflexion of large limestone areas enable above average insolation.
Winemaker Marko Dominiković doesn’t mind the fact that they’re the youngest winegrowing region in Croatia. His efforts clear the way and are accompanied by significant financial investment and hard work. But he enjoys the results of his organic production which constitutes one of the strategic advantages on the market.
It’s interesting that this young winegrowing region on the slopes of Komarna has established itself as a top wine region and took its rightful place along the protected Dingač from Pelješac. Everything started with winning an award at the 2014 Dubrovnik FestiWine Trophy. Komarna vineyards and crop are a pleasant surprise indeed when it comes to growing Plavac Mali.
Terra Madre definitely goes against the entrenched opinion that Pošip yields the best results, primarily on the island of Korčula. Therefore a new strategy has been put forward whereby this variety from the Komarna winegrowing region is offered as superb white dry wine that goes perfectly with oysters.
This winegrowing region is bound to produce lots of other success stories and pleasant surprises that will be eagerly awaited by all those who have a penchant for wine made from Croatian grape varieties.
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