Plenkovic Zlatan Plavac
Plavac Mali, a relative of Zinfandel, is Croatia’s most famous red wine grape, frequently producing the country’s most highly prized and expensive wines. Indigenous to Dalmatia, you can buy this wine at varying standards, from cheap table versions to premium examples any wine buff would love, including the protected appellations of Postup and Dingač (which are usually quite dry). At around 100 kuna a bottle, Plenković Zlatan Plavac is at the top end of the quality spectrum but still cheaper than many ultra-exclusive versions. This very powerful, robust red wine is rich in taste, high in alcohol and in tannins. Perfect for accompanying heavy red meat dishes, it never fails to impress when introduced to someone new.