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 premium European 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, Mladen Rožanić created Porat Antenal: his 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, Distillate Merlot 2010;
Maceration: 7 weeks;
Bottling: Without filtration;
Ageing: 10 years;
Alcohol: 16.9 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
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.