Miloš: Powerful big reds from Pelješac
Frano Miloš is one of the pioneers of family owned boutique wineries not only in his Pelješac, probably the most prestigious wine region in Croatia, but in the whole country. His brand Stagnum was among the first Croatian “great wines” with cult following and started a revolution. Almost in contrast with his winemaking style and great reputation, Miloš is a very modest, polite and approachable person, a genuine wine gentleman.
Miloš winery deals only with Plavac mali grape, the most famous Croatian indigenous variety, related to Zinfandel. He produces basic Plavac, excellent value for money, and the more ambitious, elegant and enchanting Stagnum, wine which reflects the soul of Plavac mali and Pelješac’s unique terroir. At the moment there are only two vintages of Stagnum on the market: 2003 and 2005. Miloš is not in a hurry, he lets his wine mature properly and it has amazing aging potential. What also makes him stand out among other producers of Plavac mali is his unwillingness to use the barrique method. This year Miloš’s first rosé wine, based on Plavac mali, of course, entered the scene and it went straight to Top 5 Croatian rosés of all times, as far as we are concerned.
Miloš winery and tasting room are a must for every true wine enthusiast. We were there for almost three hours and they went by like minutes. Untypical for a winemaker, Frano Miloš also produces an excellent herbal tea!