Dobričić

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Dobričić
Grape (Vitis)
Species Vitis vinifera
Origin Croatia

Dobričić is an ancient red wine grape variety from the island of Šolta off the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. Some areas still grow Dobričić – many vineyards were left to grow wild following World War II.

Ancestry[edit]

It is one parent of the Plavac Mali red wine grape variety;[1] the other one is Zinfandel, a grape variety also known as Crljenak Kaštelanski in Croatia, from where it originates.[2] [3]

Agriculture[edit]

Historically, it was prone to mold, while Crljenak was prone to be overly heat sensitive, thus the cross of Plavac Mali resulted in a grape that had neither of these negative attributes and was perfect for the region. [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meredith, C (January 2002). "Looking for Zinfandel in Croatia" (PDF). Zinfandel Express. 
  2. ^ Robinson, J (ed) (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 130 & 786. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ a b Miquel Hudin (2012), Vinologue Dalmatia, Vinologue, p. 320, ISBN 978-0-615-23217-1