Roxanich Porat Antenal
A limited edition of long aged, top class fortified wine - Madeira style - made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
The Roxanich Porat Antenal belongs to the class of fortified wines.
Dessert wines are always a challenge, and this challenge was full heartedly embraced by Mladen Rožanić. The varietal chosen was Cabernet Sauvignon of the 2009 vintage, fortified with his own wine distillate. The alcohol fermentation brought to the still stand wine was reracked for ageing in old barrique barrels for 10 years.
As far back as ancient Rome, boats were pulled along the river Mirna all the way to Motovun, a key trading port for the region. These boats carried building materials, amphorae of olive oil... And most importantly – wine. Antenal is the name of the estuary of the river Mirna and the homonymous bay.
During ancient Roman times, Porat Antenal was the second largest port in the Northern Adriatic. Only the port of Venice was larger than Antenal. According to ancient records, up to 50 boats under different flags rested here at any given time.
In honor of those ships and the sailors and merchants who sailed on them, we created Porat Antenal: our first fortified wine grown from aged Istrian grapes with the spirit of those travelers discovering new horizons.
Available Vintages and Formats: 2009 | 0,75;
Wine Type: Fortified Wine;
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, fortified with Roxanich wine distillate;
Harvest Date: 17.10.2009.;
Maceration: 32 days;
Bottling: Without filtration 16.06.2020.;
Ageing: 10 years
Region: Westen Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bačva, Višnjan, Western Istria - South East/South /South West/West
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny hours: 2466,6
Precipitation: 886,8 mm