Saint Hills Dingač 2012
Dingač. The first place in Croatia recognized, in 1961, as an appellation with “Protected Geographical Origin°. The indigenous variety Plavac Mali has been producing the best wines for centuries. Dingač has its own particular path, carved into the mountain by the winegrowers, linking the vineyards to the port of Trstenik. From there, the first wines left for Europe. Dingač has always been the authentic heart of Croatian wine making. The vineyard is planted on goblet type and density of 10.000 plants per hectare. It is very steep and specific, and all work in the vineyard is done by hand. In spite of the very sunny weather, these vines manage to keep balanced acidity and develop layered aromas, specific only for this terroir of Dingač. Special for its triple insolation: from the sun, reflection from sea and reflection from quartz in the soil. After being hand-harvested, this grape goes through double sorting: cluster by cluster, and then berry by berry.
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Well balanced start reveals a warm and full-bodied wine with a pleasant acidity. Dingač is dominated by chocolate and ripe fruit, and some nutty elements in the background. Rich in Mediterranean spices such as oregano, basil, and some mint. Full-bodied, rounded, silky tannins. The palate is dominated by plums, dark chocolate, carob and cookie aromas, followed by smoky scents of tobacco.