A Croation red blend based on the Plavac Mali grape, approachable and easy to love
Plavac Mali is a Croatian speciality making dense and robust reds with black cherry flavors and notes of pepper, smoke and spice - Zinfandel is a parent.
International in style, this wine benefits from the dominant influence of indigenous Plavac Mali and hand harvested when it reaches phenolic ripeness. Favourable climatic conditions and low yield grape result in a high-quality Plavac.
Stina project, as one of the most comprehensive wine projects in Croatia, began in 2009 when Jako Andabak, leased a cellar from the Agricultural Cooperative of Bol. The vineyards are planted on the dramatically steep slopes of the Island of Brac and cover around 120 acres. They produce the ingenious Plavac Mali wine and Opol Rose.
Tasting Note: Dark red in colour, the wine is dominated by spicy notes and red and black fruits featuring supple tannins and notes of dried plums and cherry.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.1/20 (average producer score), 'Very Good' Hugh Johnson (Pocket Wine Book 2021)
70% Plavac Mali, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon