A sublime combination of power and elegance for Merlot lovers.
The word “Bordo’” stands for Merlot. In Venetian lands, “Bordo’” was mentioned in 1855 for the first time, describing a grape varietal arriving to Venice from the French Bordeaux region. Coincidentally, this was also the year of the first official Bordeaux classification.
From there it spread eastwards, across the Adriatic to Istria and beyond, to become one of the region’s most recognizable varietals. Roxanich’s Bordo’ therefor is another expression of true Istrian craftsmanship and our patience dedicated to the Merlot varietal.
Marked by style so characteristic for Istrian wines, the Roxanich Bordo’ is distinguished by its sublime combination of power and elegance. Its aromas of black fruits and spices persist in a finish of great richness.
The wine is pleasantly scented with chocolate coated cherries, crushed red currants and blackberries with hints of spices, as well as an undertone featuring a touch of wood.
Bottled without filtration after long ageing in large wooden vats, barrels and giaras, the Roxanich Bordo’ doesn’t show its age, baring it very well. Fresh, featuring a balanced body in the palate with extremely fine and defined tannins, the Roxanich Bordo’ leaves the Merlot lover with a long finish characterized by its outstanding fragrant.
Tasting Notes: Top 2% of wines in the world by Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2011 | 0,75;
Wine Type: Red Wine;
Harvest Date: 15.09.2011;
Maceration: 35 days;
Malolactic Fermentation: Completed;
Bottling: Without filtration 23.08.2021;
Ageing: 105 months;
Alcohol: 14,0 %;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure, Višnjan, South East / South, South West / West;
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2711,1;
Precipitation: 549,7 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.