Roxanich Sara 3/6
Another unique, long-macerated, orange Chardonnay - another of Mladen’s atypical interpretations of the classic. Sara Rožanić has always worked in concert with her father, reliably choosing the experimental over the ordinary.
The result is the Roxanich Sara 3/6, a wine transgressing from gold into an orange that is almost phosphorescent. In the first instance, one could feel flattered by very old burgundy Chardonnays, or perhaps those oxidatively created Chardonnays in the style of wines from Jura. Surprisingly, nothing of that features in our wine.
A striking, innovative, medium-term macerated Chardonnay, each bottle is left in skin-contact from five to twenty-one days, depending on the vintage. “This is the period when Chardonnay performs at its best”, says Rožanić. “The skins and pips give us a wonderfully bright spectrum of colors.”
Another unique, long-macerated, orange Chardonnay - another of Mladen’s atypical interpretations of the classic - perfectly fitting Sara Rožanić’s experimental nature.
This is how we do it: When our Chardonnay grapes arrive at the winery, they undergo destemming. Wine mash is then transferred to fermentation vats for maceration, where extracts resulting in plenty of colors, aromas and flavors will accumulate from the skins and the pits.
After the wild yeast alcoholic fermentation is completed, the Roxanich Sara 3/6 is reracked for long ageing in large wooden casks and vats. The Roxanich Sara 3/6 may be our most up-front wine: from the nose to the palate, Sara will overwhelm with her gorgeous amber hue and complex aromas of nutmeg, almonds and jasmine.
A single taste explodes with freshness, citrus and minerality, with an unexpected directness, all riding a generous and full body. Rich, elegantly tannic and with a viscous texture, the Roxanich Sara 3/6 hits hard from the first sip and leaves with a long, nutty aftertaste.
Tasting Notes: Top 4% of wines in the World Vivino.com
Available Vintages and Formats: 2011 | 0,75, 1,5;
Wine Type: Long macerated white wine;
Harvest Date: 31.08.2011.;
Maceration: 7 days;
Malolactic Fermentation: Completed;
Bottling: Without filtration 30.8.2021.;
Ageing: 110 months;
Alcohol: 13,0 vol%;
Region: Western Istria;
Lay/ Vineyard Orientation: Bušure and Bačva, Višnjan, South East / South, South West / West;
Elevation: 167-188 m;
Sunny Hours: 2711,1;
Precipitation: 549,7 mm;