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Plavina is a thick-skinned high yielding red grape variety native to the north of Dalmatia wine region of Croatia, known the produce of light-bodied wines with low tannin content and not so intense fruit flavours. The sugar content is fairly high, and so are the acids. The DNA analysis shows that the variety derives from a presumably natural cross between the local Tribidrag and Verdeca from Puglia of Italy. It is often used in blends with more powerful grape varieties like the Plavac Mali to create one of the most notable red wines of the country. The only country which is having plantings of Plavina is Croatia.



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