Authentic wine sort of Šolta
Dobričić is an ancient red wine variety, authentic sort that grows in the island of Šolta. It is definitely one of the significant indigenous red wines of Dalmatia since it was the variety that was crossed with Crljenak Kaštelanski (the rest of the world knows that variety as Zinfandel) to produce the most famous grape in Croatia – Plavac Mali. Nowdays 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, and sometimes it’s still called “the darkest wine of Dalmatia”. The varietal 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 had 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 Czech and even in France.
The thickness and distinct tannin in the wine gave Dobričić a label of food, even cure for the residents of Šolta Island.