Unusual yet conservative, the Roxanich Mirna is an exciting counterpoint to the traditional Sauvignon Blanc.
It is an adventurous taste experience, quiet on one side with a long and rich finish on the other. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, the Mirna is macerated for a few days only, eventually delivering the drinking back to the taste of Sauvignon Blanc.
The name on the label is dedicated to Mirna, Istria’s longest river, flooding the Motovun forest - the cradle of Istrian white truffles. It passes beneath the Roxanich Winery in Motovun and flows into the Adriatic Sea near Novigrad. In Roman times, Motovun was a harbor where small barges transported oil and wine giaras to larger trading ships in Mirna’s estuary port of Antenal.
The Roxanich Mirna’s scents will guide you through a voyage of apples, wet leaf, hay and vanilla flower, while on the palate you will be offered the freshness of a Sauvignon Blanc paired with honeycombs and rosemary found in the minerality of this wine. Its harmonious body, well-balanced, elegantly acidic and tannic, is presented in a beautiful golden green color - a timeless vision of Istria’s historic winemaking culture.
Tasting Notes: Top 12% of wines in the world by Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2016 l 0.75; 2017 l 0.75;
Wine Type: White Wine;
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc;
Harvest date: 09.09.2017;
Maceration: 18 hours;
Malolactic fermentation: Completed;
Bottling date: Without filtration 15.06.2020;
Ageing: 33 months;
Alcohol: 13.0 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay / Vineyard orientation: Bačva, Višnjan, South East / South, South West / West;
Elevation: 167 - 188 m;
Sunny hours: 2556.2;
Precipitation: 1093.5 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.