Roxanich Pinot Noir
Mladen Rožanić’s pièce de résistance - no wine better exemplifies the Roxanich philosophy than this.
Bottled in the exceptional Pinot Noir vintage year of 2008, the Roxanich Pinot Noir is a true ambassador of its namesake. The wine is bottled without filtration after 6 years of ageing in large wooden barrels.
An outstanding member of Mladen Rožanić’s Philosophy range, his Pinot Noir is made for true believers of spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts - a rare minimal intervention, long aged natural wine.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted in wine regions all over the world. It was brought to Istria by Napoleon’s soldiers during their most glorious times. This wine reveals an aromatic panorama, while the fresh, almost cold finish, puts a particularly dynamic end to the tasting.
The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manners of vineyards. The name Pinot Noir is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black”, complementing perfectly Istria’s own nature, with its impressive pine trees all over the peninsula.
Translucent cherry red in colour, the Roxanich Pinot Noir offers beautiful, discreet fruity aromas, floral notes and delicate hints of woodiness, typical for the Pinot Noir grape.
Somewhat uniquely, Mladen recommends the Roxanich Pinot Noir be enjoyed in one of two ways: carefully decanted and separated from the sediment per tradition, thus retaining the wine’s ‘true’ ruby-red clarity - or shaken with with the sediment distributed throughout the wine, leaving the bottle opaque and cloudy. This Pinot Noir is a bold challenge to natural wine lovers to sample a new and unconventional way of tasting this diamond in the Roxanich range.
Tasting Notes: Top 13% of wines in the World Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2008 | 0,75–1,5-3-4,5–6–9;
Wine Type: Red Wine;
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Harvest Date: 15.09.2008;
Maceration: 14 days;
Malolactic Fermentation: Completed;
Bottling: Without filtration 13.11.2014
Ageing: 6 years
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure, Višnjan, South East / South, South West / West
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2466,6;
Precipitation: 549,7 mm;