Croatia "Portorose" 2018 Rosé - Roxanich

Croatia "Portorose" 2018 Rosé - Roxanich

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Producer: Roxanich
Region: Croatia (Istria)
Grape varieties: Borgonja Istriana
Color: Pink
Quantity: 75cl
An innovative Croatian rosé, created in homage to the chic seaside resort of Portorose, whose aroma is reminiscent of walks in the garden when picking the first roses of the season...
The wine offers intense, structured sips of an elegant, full-bodied variety of spicy and earthy aromas. We remember notes of fresh raspberries, cranberries, strawberries with a hint of lavender.


His fame goes far beyond the borders of his idyllic homeland on the Croatian peninsula of Istria. Mladen Rožanić, aged 53, is the international figurehead of the orange wine movement, which has been shaking up the wine world for some time. Today, orange wines are in vogue and that is why he decided to move away from this concept. “Trends are always very vague. This is why I prefer to describe my wines as long-maceration wines or simply as primitive wines,” he explains. It is no coincidence that the notion of time is present in the first term. Indeed, Rožanić refuses to use modern winemaking techniques to accelerate the aging of his wines. He takes the opposite path and gives his wines as much time as necessary for them to balance themselves. “Patience is a fantastic skill,” he announces. Its wines therefore wait between three and a half and five years in large 3,800 liter French or Slavonic oak barrels, with a minimum dose of sulfur (nine to eleven milligrams of free SO2 per liter) before being bottled. . This long stage gives them a certain stability, but above all it allows them to best express their own character. Mladen Rožanić comes from a Venetian-Croatian dynasty called “Roxanich” after which he named his cellar. The son of a naval engineer and university professor, he grew up in Opatija, an Istrian port city.


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