Roxanich Lara 1/6
As a daughter, Lara Rožanić very early showed interest in wine, and decided to enter yet another university course - Mediterranean Agriculture and Winemaking. Following her father’s steps, her ambition is to continue the art of the natural Roxanich winemaking and take it to the next generation.
The Roxanich Lara 1/6 is not a wine for conventional minds - it’s a pioneer of long macerated, natural orange wines - made by macerating the grape variety Malvasia Istriana.
The most first, and later the wine, featuring skin contact of up to 6 months in large wooden vats. Following this prolonged maceration, the wine is then reracked in wooden vats for careful ageing, before it reaches an immaculate condition for being bottled in that particular moment.
Our own interpretation of long macerated Malvasia Istriana, named for Mladen’s first daughter, is here to raise awareness for honest and natural winemaking.
The ageing process in large old vats or giaras can sometimes last up to ten years. This minimal intervention approach to winemaking ensures a gorgeous, amber hued wine, non-clarified and non-stabilized. As result, restless energy and rich, golden amber colors are bursting from the glass.
Gloriously raw, the Roxanich Lara 1/6 is an intense, full bodied dry wine, which is nicely balanced by fresh acidity. Aromas are complemented by rich and intense flavors on the palate - dried fig, almond milk, a touch of honey and Mediterranean bush tones. The mouth-feel of this wine is velvety, with light, soft tannins adding to its texture and elegant body.
The Roxanich Lara 1/6 is brilliant on its own, but even greater with food, featuring the body and the intensity to match structured dishes that would usually be paired with reds. The Roxanich Lara 1/6 is matching oriental spicy plates as well as traditional Japanese raw cuisine surprisingly well.
Tasting notes: Top 4% of wines in the world by Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2012 | 0,75 - 1,5;
Wine Type: Long macerated white wine;
Varietal: Malvasia Istriana;
Harvest Date: 06.09.2012;
Maceration: 88 days;
Malolactic Fermentation: Completed;
Bottling: Without filtration 30.08.2021;
Ageing: 106 months;
Alcohol: 13,0 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure / Bačva, Višnjan South East / South South West / West;
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2614.8;
Precipitation: 711 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.