Croatia

The main and primary variety is malvasia, which winemakers run out of very quickly. For the most part, it is aged only in stainless steel barrels. Some selections, however, are aged in wood barrels and also macerated, but not too much so that their typical peary notes are not lost.

Plavac mali is the leading variety for the production of full-bodied and strong red Dalmatian wines, pošip is the champion among the whites, while refosco and malvasia are, as already mentioned, the pride of Istria. There is also a traditional sweet wine, the Dalmatian prošek, but it has not yet managed to achieve the recognition that similar foreign wines from dried grapes have.