Smoky oak, cedar, vanilla and spice aromas. Strong tannins, rather astringent, thin and ashy, with a bitter, medium finish. Plavac Mali Bire comes from a stony soil, the age of the vines up to 50g, and the yield of only 0.80kg per vine are the pledge of an excellent raw material that, after harvesting and fermentation, is aged for 15 months in barrel barrels. It is a dark, almost opaque color that turns purple towards the edges. In the nose is a pure Mediterranean with the characteristic signature of Plavac mali, a real special Dalmatian wine.
Bire is one of the winemakers who was among the first to change the volume of the new oak used for plavac, correctly noting that what gives Plavac Mali excess weight is not just its tannins, but the combination of tannins and the influence of the oak barrel. The resulting Plavac is usually ready to drink at least a year or two earlier, but it is also noticeably more elegant. Sweet spices and vanilla are no longer intrusive, so softer tertiary notes, cocoa, tobacco, talc, cedar, etc. can come to the fore.