The red grape variety comes from Croatia, Synonyms are Chikhovats, Chohovatz, Čihovac, Crljenak Slatinski, Debritzitch, Dobrič, Dobričić Crni, Dobrigitch, Dobritchitch Noir, Dobrovoljac, Dobrychich, Dobrytchytch, Krucalin, Okručanac, Plavac Soltanski, Plavac Velatinacan, Slatinan, Slatinjat, Slatinjat, Slatinjat and Soltanski Plavac. According to 2004 DNA analysis is the variety Plavac Mali (Plavac Veliki) from a presumably natural cross between Tribidrag (Crljenak Kaštelanski, Primitivo) x Dobričić. Further analyzes showed one Parent-offspring relationship between Dobričić and Babic, The medium-late ripening, moderately productive vine is prone to the wrong mildew, It produces colorful, tannin-rich, rather low-acid red wines that are blended as teinturier (Color enhancer) serve. The variety is mainly grown on the island of Solta. In 2010, however, no stock was shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)