This week on Grape Encounters, David finally returns to his home in Abruzzo… But not before spending some time in Croatia to experience the delectable Plavac Mali red wine that David says is so delicious that no description can do it justice.
David Wilson has been on the road, all over the world, for 90 days, and now it’s time to settle into his home in Atri, Italy, on the east side of the country bordering the Adriatic Sea. David brought Grape Encounters to Italy in hopes of Sharing a different perspective on wine with loyal listeners who have been listening for 16 years!
While Plavac Mali may not be as well-known as other wines from the region, it’s a wine worth seeking out! Plavac Mali is a robust red wine made from the Plavac Mali grape. The Plavac Mali grape is indigenous to Croatia and is related to Zinfandel. Plavac Mali wines are full-bodied with high tannins and acidity. They are typically aged in oak barrels for two years or more before being released.
If you’re ever in Croatia, make sure to try some Plavac Mali! And if you’re ever in Abruzzo, be sure to seek David out. There’s a good chance he’ll make time to share his unique perspective on wine while sipping into the sunset!