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 a real 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 two years later, and a 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 is a beautiful copper colour, 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. The Romanic ‘Les Petites Bulles Istriennes’ is a perfect match to accompany any most demanding gastronomy.
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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 Zero Dosage
Degorgement: After 102 months
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure / Bačva, Višnjan South East / South South West / West
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2466,6;
Precipitation: 711 mm;