crljenak kastelanski / primitivo / tribidrag / zinfandel

Croatia’s Tribidrag, also called Crljenak Kaštelanski, is known as Zinfandel in the USA, Primitivo in Italy, and Kratošija in Montenegro.

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Cracking Croatian Wine In Brač & Hvar

Two of the most famous Croatian wine islands in Southern Dalmatia are Brač and Hvar. The latter is known for its long history of viticulture and is home to the longest continuously planted vineyard site in the world, the Stari Grad Plain.

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Fine Wines From The Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival

In the Spring of 2019, Charine and I were invited to the 8th Annual ‘Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival’ in Sofia, Bulgaria. The contest is open to wineries from all countries located in or around the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to the contest, this year featured a three-day, open-air festival where around 100 wine …

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Zinfandel, Tribidrag, and Crljenak Kaštelanski: Same Grape, Different Name

Reading Time: In 2001, a team of researchers—led by Dr Carole Meredith from UC Davis and Dr Edi Maletić and Dr Ivan Pejić from the University of Zagreb—found nine remaining vines of Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) in a Croatian town called Kaštel Novi, near Split. The name Crljenak Kaštelanski aptly translates to “the red from Kaštela”. The …

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The Original Zinfandel from Croatia

Reading Time: Zinfandel is originally from Croatia and it is known locally as Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) and Tribidrag (pronounce Trih-bee-drahg). It is also the parent of Croatia’s flagship red grape, Plavac Mali. Some people in the USA may be familiar with Zlatan Otok as about five years ago, Gary Vaynerchuk tasted a Zlatan Otok Plavac Mali Barrique on his …

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