Plavac Mali is a dark, thick-skinned red grape variety with origins from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, and it is the red wine star of the country taking one-third of the planted grape varieties. Plavac Mali means "little blue" which corresponds to the size of the berries but not with the characteristics, showing black cherry flavours with notes of pepper, smoke and spice, and produces wines that are high in alcohol and tannins and have excellent ageing capabilities. The best expression of the Plavac Mali is coming from the sub-area of Dingac which is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea where it thrives. Deep research has concluded that the Zinfandel and the Plavac Mali have a lot of similarities and at the end, it has revealed that they are genetically linked, but not the same variety. Outside, Croatia is to be found only in Macedonia giving very dense and powerful red wines.