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Badel Plavac Red 2018

Badel Plavac Red 2018
Badel Plavac Red 2018

Pelješac, South Dalmatia Coast, Croatia



Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 9
 
Price: $13.55
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 12%
 

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Badel

Molly Amoli Shinhat reviewed this wine as follows:

One of United Stars portfolio of wines from Croatia, this pale ruby begins with a medium nose of red berry fruit with light spice. It's a melange of mediums, with medium plus acidity in a bed of red currants, raspberry, red plums, with a whisper strawberry note. A dry wine at 9 g/l residual sugar, it rings in at 12% a.b.v.

As an experiment, I tried this twice. The second time slightly chilled and...Voilà! It reminded me of a melted fruit berry popsicle! Delicious!

It's made from the Plavac Mali varietal, grown in the Peljesac region along Croatia's Dalmation coast. That sits just opposite Italy's Abruzzo region, across the Adriatic Sea. Plavac is an old varietal, descended from Zinfandel (Tribidrag in Croatia), and Dobricic, two indigenous varietals.

Enjoy alone as a great sipper or as recommended, pair with bratwurst, souvlaki or kebabs. It's also a formidable pairing with salt and vinegar chips.
 

  


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