Mladen Rožanić and the Sorelle
Mladen Rožanić embodies that fiery passion for one’s art. Skills honed in a relentless pursuit of knowledge, hard work and love, are that secret ingredient of each bottle of wine he creates.
Mladen is perhaps best described as the first movie director of wine. He displays his own handwriting - outlier in the wine business - thinking honest but big, and creating equally honest but big wines. He creates spaces for taste-jumps never seen before, delicate and elegant, unified in one single glass of wine. His contemporaries yearn after formal perfection, but he forces no corset upon himself. He remains unsharp and unfinished by intention, as he considers his wines as stages.
On those stages he directs plays inspired by his observations of nature and people: from comedies and entertainment, to dramas and big festival cinema, way above such definitions du jour as “natural” or “orange” wines.
In Mladen’s wines you discover intensive personal experiences like the happiness of your first kiss, or the sorrow from your last break up. Or better even: Do you remember the taste of your first sushi bite, after growing up on pizza and hamburgers?
Mladen’s wines are in constant movement, always dancing into the focal point, they simply alert your attention. A single glass of his masterpieces often catches the whole scene, transforming effortlessly from first to last sip.
Mladen paints real life with his wine, obsessed with exploring its soul and its love: “I like to share my brush strokes when I vinify, because there is nothing to hide. Just to share”, - says Mladen. His reality is fluid, as if the world was created at this very moment in front of his own eyes, trickling from his pipettes, unstoppable and inevitable.
Like award winning festival movies, lined up one by one, his 20 plus different wine labels and patiently aged vintages keep peacocking in his wine cellars. The collection is too plentiful to be experiences at once by a single wine lover. Like watching a movie from the grand era of Panavision, a simple snapshot is not possible: Each of the wines develops an own narrative, and plays a different role.