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 harbour where small barges transported oil and wine giaras the 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.
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Available Vintages and Formats: 2017, 0.75l;
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