Dingač (wine)

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Dingač is a Croatian premium quality red wine produced of the plavac mali crni grape variety in a limited homonymous area of the Pelješac sub-region of the Middle and South Dalmatia wine growing region.

At about 60ha of the locality Dingač it is possible to produce 2.000 to 3.000 hl a year of the premium wine dingač.

The wine has a dark red to purple - dark red color with blue reflections, it is harmonious and full, pleasantly bitterish and astringent. The fragrance and particularly bouquet are marked and unique to that wine. Owing to the presence of dry berries in the grapes of plavac mali crni, in some years the ethanol content is so high that reaches the highest possible values the wine-making yeasts can produce in the natural way. Sometimes the fermentation may halt leaving in the wine some residual sugar, so two wine types are possible - dry and semi-dry.

Dingač is classified as the highest standard recognized by the Croatian law - "Vrhunsko Vino" ("Premium Quality Wine"). It was the first wine protected as "Premium Quality" (1965).[1]

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