Red

Plavac

SUHO CRNO VINO

The specificity of the Plavac Tomić wine is the softness and elegance that we try to get from the otherwise brash nature of this autochthonous Dalmatian variety.

Plavac Tomić is our bestselling wine and our strongest brand. For years, Plavac Tomić has been debunking the myth that the quality of Plavac wines must be accompanied by a high price. That is why it has become a synonym for value-for-money or good price-per-quality on the Croatian market.

It is made from Plavac Mali, the most important Dalmatian red grape variety. The grapes for this wine come both from the southern side of Hvar Island (which is traditionally thought of as the best position for Plavac Mali), as well as from the vineyards on the northern side that give lighter wines, with refreshing fruit aromas.

Typical varietal aromas of Plavac (sour cherry, plum, earth and Mediterranean herbs) are given a finishing touch through shorter aging in oak barrels, which gives the wine discrete notes of wood, coffee and spices.

The specific quality of our wine is the softness and elegance which we try to obtain from the otherwise arrogant nature of this autochthonous Dalmatian variety. (Plavac is a very tannic variety which is why we use shorter and gentle macerations.) In this way, the wine preserves the authenticity of the grape variety, as well as the freshness and lighter body and alcohol.

Wine type and quality: dry red wine, quality wine Grape varieties: Plavac Mali Locality: Central part of Hvar Island, Svirče, Jelsa, Vrbanj Alcohol: 13,0 -13.5% Size: 750 ml

Served at room temperature (18-20 °C), Plavac pairs well with a variety of meat dishes, tomato sauces, bruschettas, dried tomatoes etc.

Illyricum

TOP DRY RED WINE

Illyricum 2016 is an ecological dry red wine from the opus of premium products.

The wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and plavac mali, grapes that come from an ecological vineyard in the bay of Vira, which we planted in 2012. Old Illyrian dwellings were found next to the vineyard, which gave the wine its name.

​Plavac Mali and Cabernet Sauvignon are vinified separately, then blended and aged in barrique barrels. In this way, the aromas of Plavac mali (dried plums and ripe grapes) along with elegantly polished and pleasant tannins are perfectly complemented by the aromas (red and black berries) and freshness of Cabernet Sauvignon. Spicy notes of oak (vanilla, tobacco) were moderately woven into the wine. Wine has aging potential. It has a deep ruby-garnet red color, pleasant acids and a long aftertaste.

​Type of wine: Top quality dry red wine

Variety: 50% plavac mali and 50% cabernet sauvignon

Location: Uvala Vira - northwestern part of the island of Hvar

Alk.: 14 %

Content: 0.75 lit.

It is served at a room temperature of 18° C. It is recommended with a wide range of moderate dishes, especially with beef, duck breast and various cheeses.

Plavac mali

TOP DRY RED WINE

Plavac Mali, as the name suggests, is obtained from the variety of the same name. This is our top line and expression of blueberry that we produce in better years and in smaller quantities.

Plavac is a small product primarily of terroir or the sum of natural influences in the vineyard.

Selected vineyards are located on the southern slopes of the island of Hvar (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna). Top positions for plavac are on poor, stony, calcareous soil.
The ecological approach is imposed in these extreme conditions of steep, sunny vineyards - manual work, with minimal interventions in the vineyard and with small yields (from 0.5 kg to 1 kg) of top quality grapes.

The natural intensity of varietal aromas of dark and ripe blue fruit (cherries, plums), Mediterranean herbs and saltiness is rounded off by aging for 12 months in a combination of new and used French barrique barrels, adding notes of wood, spices, leather, and tobacco.

The plavac variety is a small cross between the dobričić and tribidrag/crljenak kaštelanski/zinfandel varieties.

The specificity of our Plavac mali is in the elegance of the 'French' type, because this wine tends to preserve both the classic aroma of Plavac mali, as well as a wine style that is less jammy and robust, and more focused on structure, balance and length of taste.

​Type of wine: Top quality dry red wine

Variety: plavac mali

Location: southern slopes of Hvar (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna)

Alk.: 14-14,5%

Content: 0.75 lit.

It is recommended to be enjoyed at a temperature of 18-20 °C with grilled steak, pasties and other meat and other dishes with a fuller flavor.

Caplar

TOP DRY RED WINE

Caplar wine is, as its name suggests, an innovative blend of cabernet sauvignon and plavac mali, in a ratio of 50-50%.

Plavac Mali from the southern slopes of Hvar and cabernet from our vineyards on the northern side of Hvar are vinified separately, after which they are blended and aged for six months in barrique barrels. The result is a wine with smooth tannins, in which the intensity and varietal aromas of Plavac are refined by the elegance and freshness of Cabernet. The characteristic aromas of plums, dried grapes, and earth are complemented by aromas of black currant, spices, and other nuances. We also predict that the wine has a greater aging potential than other Plavac wines. Each bottle proudly bears the winemaker's signature, which guarantees the thought printed on the label: ˝Made in conjunction with Hvar, love, and knowledge.˝

​Type of wine: Top quality dry red wine

Variety: 50% plavac mali and 50% cabernet sauvignon

Location: southern slopes of the island of Hvar, Stari Grad and the surroundings of Jelsa

alk: 14-14.5 %

Content: 0.75 lit.

It is served at a room temperature of 18° C. It is recommended with grilled steak and dark meat and game dishes, as well as various other dishes with a fuller flavor.

Veliki plavac mali

TOP DRY RED WINE

Veliki Plavac Mali is the last in a series of passionate projects of Andre Tomić - a wine that is produced only in exceptional years, filled only in magnums (1.5 l) and until now it was only possible to try it at the Tomić winery on Hvar.

Selected grapes come from prime positions for plavac mali, from poor, stony and calcareous soil on the southern slopes of Hvar. The ecological approach is imposed in these extreme conditions of steep, sunny vineyards - manual work, with minimal interventions in the vineyard and small yields (from 0.5 kg to 1 kg) of top quality grapes.

Varietal aromas of Plavac ̶ dark and ripe fruit, plums and cherries, Mediterranean herbs and saltiness ̶ are rounded off by aging up to 18 months in Slavonian barrique barrels. The wine is characterized by strength, robustness, high extract, but also structure and acids that balance the almost imperceptible 16% alcohol. As the wine ages, it also develops tertiary aromas, tobacco, leather, notes of mushrooms and forest floor.

​Type of wine: Top quality dry red wine

Varieties: plavac mali

Location: southern slopes of Hvar

Alk.: 15,9%

Contents: 1.5 lit.

It is recommended to enjoy it at a temperature of around 20 °C with grilled steak and other meat and other dishes with a fuller flavor.

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Proizvodnju crnih, bijelih vina i  roséa stalno usavršavamo suvremenom tehnologijom i težimo boljem.  Posebnu pažnju pridajemo proizvodnji Prošeka – izvornog dalmatinskog desertnog vina napravljenog od probranog i prosušenog grožđa najkvalitetnijih domaćih sorti.

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Proizvodnju crnih, bijelih vina i  roséa stalno usavršavamo suvremenom tehnologijom i težimo boljem.  Posebnu pažnju pridajemo proizvodnji Prošeka – izvornog dalmatinskog desertnog vina napravljenog od probranog i prosušenog grožđa najkvalitetnijih domaćih sorti.