The lithe, mineral R6 typically has a freshness uncommon to the reds from the more famous growing areas in Southern Dalmatia. A roughly equal blend of native red varieties Babić, Plavina, and Lasin, it is then co-fermented, aged 12 months in American oak, and consistently about 13% alcohol.
The dry lower yielding 2011 vintage produced a concentrated and savory flavors. While young it gently rumbles with aromas of cooked red fruits, tobacco and Mediterranean herbs, but in time will blossom into a perfume to match its full, harmonious, lightly savage structure.
Food pairing: Goat cheese, smoked meats and raw tuna.
|Grape variety||34% Babić, 33% Plavina, 33% Lasina|
|Serving temp.||16-18 ºC|
Alen Bibić's mission is to bring the wines of Skradin to international prominence. By doing so, he hopes to sustain the long tradition of the indigenous white Debit and red Zinfandel relatives Babic, Plavina and Lasin unique to his home. Alen also has a taste for Grenache and Shiraz, of which he makes surprisingly Rhone-ish examples. Despite the quality of his wines and the acclaim they have received, Alen believes that the surface is just being scratched.