This week we have a wine as rare as a proper goal at the World Cup. Only 1,000 bottles of this bad boy are made a year from a recently discovered natural mutation of the plavac mali grape.
The Plavac Mali Sivi (gris) is lighter than its better-known cousin and has the perfect texture for making elegant, full-bodied wines. The Bura family has managed to separate enough of the vines over the past three years to create the first sustainable vineyard of this variety in the world.
Fermented naturally in open vats with four days of skin contact makes the Plavac Mali Sivi a totally unique rose gold color, almost like something out of Jony Ive’s design studio. It pairs perfectly with shellfish, soft cheeses, and a Croatia football game.
And if you order now, it could be on your doorstep in time for the Croatia vs. Argentina game tomorrow (with only 12.4% alcohol it’s great for a school night!).