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Roxanich - New wine superstar from Croatia

Wine tipsPosted by Per-Olof Diderot Wed, March 25, 2015 20:33:16

Mladen Rožanić has worked in the Rhone Valley (Rhône) and learned the craftsmanship all the way through skills from great French winemakers. And in Rhone was also born his vision to be able to produce top Istrian wines in the future. He began the search for the most favorable growing areas in Istria. In 2004, he met the winemaker Antun Banko, a producer from Kosinožići near Nova Vas. They found a common interest and passion to bring out the best from western Istria. For four years, they planted 23 hectares in red soils near Višnjan, an area that has an ideal terroir for viticulture.

Roxanich Super Istrian Cuvée 2008
The wine is a natural wine made from a grape combination of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Borgonja (Gamay). The color of the wine is dark brick red and looks very beautiful in the glass. The fragrance is so wonderful characterized by the sweet terroir and features a large and expressive character in the shape of stable, black currant, and a terrific concentrated spiciness that you normally only experience from the best Rhone producers. What a start !!!

+60 seconds
The taste delivers to the maximum. It presents lovely aromas of fresh herbs, green grass, black currant, vanilla and dark berries. So amazingly good and the pure taste plays wonderfully over the palate for more than +60 seconds and it is very impressive. A producer who will soon become cult winemaker from Croatia, mark my words. For after testing this top natural wine from Roxanich it's time to put Croatia on the priority wine map.

Soooo happy to have found a new wine favorite from beautiful Croatia

Roxanich is a member of Grand Cro – Premium Croatian Wine Estates. (
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