Authentic wine sort of Šolta
Dobričić is an ancient red wine variety, an authentic sort that grows on the island of Šolta. It is definitely one of the most significant indigenous red wines of Dalmatia since it was this variety that was crossed with Crljenak Kaštelanski (known as Zinfandel in the rest of the world) to produce the most famous grape in Croatia – Plavac Mali. Nowadays it grows mostly on Šolta, but it can also be found in some other parts of Central Dalmatia.
Dobričić grapes give extremely dark red, almost purple wine, which is why sometimes it’s still called “the darkest wine of Dalmatia”. This wine is low in alcohol, as it doesn’t produce much sugar, and extremely low in acids. The tannins are rather high and the wine tastes sour cherry-bitter. In the past it was rarely made into varietal wine, but was used to give color to blends with other red wine varieties that had less distinct coloring, but our family proved the opposite. With our love for the wine production we have been able to show that Dobričić gives excellent varietal wine that we are so proud of!
The legend says that Dobričić was known around the Europe and even served on the Viennese Court, in Czechia and even in France.
The thickness and distinct tannin in the wine gave Dobričić a label of food, and even cure for the residents of Šolta Island.