Red Wine from Croatia | Crveno vino iz Hrvatske
The coastline of the Adriatic Sea is ideal for grape cultivation with its hot, humid summers and mild winters. One third of the Croatian wine production is red and produced mainly along the coast.
This coastal wine region runs from Istria in the north to Dalmatia in the south. The Mediterranean climate, with long, hot dry summers and mild, short, wet winters is particularly well suited to wine production.
Dalmatia, the islands and hillsides have an infinite variety of microclimates resulting in a wine-growing area where terroir is a crucially important factor. A wide range of indigenous grape varietals are grown here, the best known being Plavac Mali.
In the inlands, Slavonija, the produce beautiful wines made of Frankovka and Zweigelt.