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Grape (Vitis)
SpeciesVitis vinifera

Dobričić is an ancient red wine grape variety from the island of Šolta off the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. Some areas still grow Dobričić – many vineyards were left to grow wild following World War II.


It is one parent of the Plavac Mali red wine grape variety;[1] the other one is Zinfandel, a grape variety also known as Crljenak Kaštelanski in Croatia, from where it originates.[2] [3]


Historically, it was prone to mold, while Crljenak was prone to be overly heat sensitive, thus the cross of Plavac Mali resulted in a grape that had neither of these negative attributes and was perfect for the region. [3]

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  1. ^ Meredith, C (January 2002). "Looking for Zinfandel in Croatia" (PDF). Zinfandel Express.
  2. ^ Robinson, J (ed) (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 130 &amp, 786. ISBN 0-19-860990-6.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b Miquel Hudin (2012), Vinologue Dalmatia, Vinologue, p. 320, ISBN 978-0-615-23217-1