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 Dingač (50%) and Teran (50%), the Roxanich Petra 2/6 is structured, acidic and full-bodied. While the Teran helps to enrich the Dingač with its fresh acids, the Dingač helps to bring structure and body to the Teran. The Dingač 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 differences).
Tasting Notes: Top 14% of wines in the World Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 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: 56 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;