"Americans have just figured out how to say 'sauvignon;' I'm not sure they are ready yet for posip and rkatsiteli," laughs Davis.
Key white varietals: malvasia istriana, posip, grasevina
The white wine is Posip and the red is Plavac Mali.
"Posip is a grape variety that has been grown on the island of Korcula, in the Adriatic, for centuries," says Grgich.
As he suggests, the 1997 Posip does have a bit more body, with still that peppermint-crisp tartness and sandalwood spiciness that invites anything from hors d'oeuvres to seafood.
is an approachable, easy drinking varietal from Croatia's Dalmation Coast that goes well alongside seafood, poultry and light cheeses; The Regency Bar and Grill carries the 2011 Zlatan Plenkovic posip
from Hvar, Croatia ($65 a bottle), as well as the 2011 Tilia Grace from Slovenia ($75 a bottle), made with with crisp, floral-driven ribolla gialla.
White wines by the bottle worth trying are rukatac with its hint of sherry, zlahtina for a cleaner taste and posip
, somewhere between the two.
For wine try the excellent Grk or Posip
from the island of Korcula.
Back on ground level, take a stroll along the gleaming marble stones of the Stradun, the wide pedestrian boulevard that bisects the city, and then settle in to one of the restaurants for fresh fish and cold Posip