Roxanich Les Petites Bulles Istriennes
A limited-edition rosé, zéro dosage, gourmet sparkling wine, made from the Borgonja grape varietal by the classical Méthode Champenoise.
There are not many winemakers who still make wine from the Borgonja grape variety, but those making a sparkling variety are an even more extreme rarity. Mladen Rožanić presents this pleasure through his ‘Les Petites Bulles Istriennes’ or ‘Little Istrian Bubbles’. This sparkling wine is made from 100% Borgonja Istriana, grown exclusively in the specific Istrian soil known as ‘Crljenica’ (Terra Rossa), distinctively red and rich in iron. The base wine was produced in 2009, and went to secondary fermentation in 2011 in accordance with the classical Méthode Champenoise. The wine itself undergoes three historical dégorgements: the first after three and a half years on the lees, another one two years later, and the final third dégorgement after almost a full decade. All three dégorgements were performed without additives, providing this wine with the coveted “Brut Nature” or “Zéro Dosage” classification.
A rose sparkling wine, the Roxanich Les Petites Bulles Istriennes features a beautiful copper color, clear as light honey and bursting with streams of delicate pearlescent bubbles. The aroma is one of ripe cherries and tomatoes, followed by mature yeasts and the scent of vanilla.
The wine is totally dry with a pronounced body, and its tannins and acidity don’t show traces of ageing on yeasts for such a long period. The bubbles tickle the nose, and the intense aroma of ripe cherry and tomato, followed by mature yeasts and the scent of vanilla, is pleasant and elegant.
The Roxanich Les Petites Bulles Istriennes is a well-balanced wine, with the intensity of the taste well expressed by leaving a long-lasting aftertaste on the palate. Balanced and dry, Les Petites Bulles Istriennes are a direct challenge to the vintage wines of the great Champagne houses. Our sparkling ‘Les Petites Bulles Istriennes’ is a perfect match to accompany any most demanding gastronomy.
Tasting Notes: Top 32% of wines in the world by Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2009 | 0,75 - 1,5;
Wine Type: Sparkling wine;
Varietal: Borgonja Istriana;
Harvest Date: 02.09.2009;
Maceration: 6 hours Base Wine;
Malolactic Fermentation: Base Wine Completed;
Bottling: Methode Champenoise Classique Zéro Dosage;
Degorgement: After 102 months;
Alcohol: 13,0 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure / Bačva, Višnjan, Western Istria - South East/South /South West/West;
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2466,6;
Precipitation: 886,8 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.