Roxanich Petra 2/6
This rich red wine reflects the full character of Petra Rožanić, our family artist (who, though too modest to say so herself, also painted the new Roxanich wine labels).
Mladen Rožanić’s persistent wish to combine the hitherto incompatible varieties from the two largest Croatian peninsulas, Istria and Pelješac, resulted in the Roxanich Petra 2/6 wine. It embodies very much his idea of “different but alike”. The two most popular Croatian red varieties, the Plavac Mali grapes from the location of Dingač and the ancient Istrian grape of Teran, are blended together in one wine for the first time in history.
A half and half between Plavac Mali and Teran, the Roxanich Petra 2/6 is structured, acidic and full-bodied. While the Teran helps to enrich the Plavac Mali with its fresh acids, the Plavac Mali helps to bring structure and body to the Teran. The Plavac Mali has been aged for four years in barrels, in a combination of old barrique (225L) and old tonneau (500L). The Teran spent an equal time in big old oak barrels of 20hl.
A historical blend of seemingly incompatible varieties for adventurous wine lovers - featuring red Plavac Mali grapes from the location of Dingač and an ancient Istrian grape - Teran, reflects the full character of Petra Rožanić, our family artist.
From opposite sides of the Croatian coastline, these two grapes have battled for a top spot for centuries. In Roxanich Petra 2/6, Mladen has convinced them to put aside their differences. Aged in barrels for four years, both wines are then blended 6 months before bottling. Where the two varieties might behave like squabbling children, with Roxanich Petra 2/6 Mladen has engineered a viticultural time-out - both wines are bold, spiced and aromatic - ripe figs crushed in the hand with raw forest berries.
The Roxanich Petra 2/6 changes very quickly in the glass, with slightly bitter notes on the aftertaste turning into fruity sweetness. Spirited: to be enjoyed now or left to mature for a few years (or to at least work out their childish differences).
Tasting Notes: Top 11% of wines in the world by Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2015 | 0,75; 2016 | 0,75;
Wine Type: Red Wine;
Varietal: Plavac Mali, Teran;
Harvest Date: Plavac Mali 12.09.2016, Teran 09.10.2016;
Maceration: Plavac Mali 23 days, Teran 41 days;
Malolactic Fermentation: Completed;
Bottling: Without filtration 30.8.2021;
Ageing: 59 months;
Alcohol: 13,0 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Dingač, Lučica, West, and Bušure, Višnjan, South East / South;
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2337.4;
Precipitation: 1142.6 mm;
If our wine has travelled by post or in the trunk of your car, please allow it a week to settle at its new premises before opening. Please keep it always out of sunlight and at a temperature of under 15 degrees Celsius. It’s strictly natural wine, so it develops best with a lot of fresh air at consumption. Therefor please open - and decant if possible - the red wines several hours before consumption - best at noon if you plan to drink them for dinner - and the white wines at least two hours before consumption. Please place special attention to wine glasses: our natural wines are best experienced in as wide and open glasses as possible, allowing them to develop they stunning array of scents and aromas to their full potential.
Thanking you for such a treatment, Roxanich wines will return this care generously with stunning new levels of enjoyment.