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Plavac Mali is a red wine grape that is found in Croatia, particularly the Dalmatian Coast and the Adriatic Islands. Plavac is a name given to a number of varieties in Croatia, such as Plavac Veli. Mali means "little", which most likely refers to the berry size. The variety was long thought to be the parent of Primitivo (Zinfandel); however, DNA testing revealed that it is instead its offspring. Its other parent is Dobricic, an ancient variety native to Croatia.... more
Primorska Hrvatska ('coastal Croatia') is Croatia's key wine-producing macro-region. It is composed of many smaller sub-regions, which dot the country's coastline, and is at the heart of the renascent Croatian wine industry.
A geographically fragmented region of diverse terroirs, Primorska Hrvatska stretches down the coastline of the eastern Adriatic from the Istrian Peninsula to the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. As the crow flies, this is a distance of around 330 miles (530km), but the prime viticultural area is far from contiguous, interrupted as it is by the islands and inlets of the Kvarner Gulf (Kvanerski zaljev).