Roxanich Ines U Crvenom 2009
With a lifetime’s love of great wine, particularly the wines from the Rhône Valley, as well as a passion for the terroir of his native Istria, Mladen Rožanić searched for a long time to find the right terrain on which to plant his vines according to the extensive knowledge he had acquired as he travelled and learned from great winegrowers around the world.
Subsequently 26 hectares of vineyards were planted over a four-year period in west Istria near Višnjan, an ideal region for Mladen’s purposes, thanks to its superb climactic and geological conditions.
Roxanich produces natural wines from both indigenous and internationally recognised grape varieties all in line with the highest ecological standards, cultivating the grapes using traditional methods with crop control and minimum intervention. In the winery, mechanical and chemical intervention is excluded. Grapes are stored in specially shaped barrels, aged wooden vats of 55 to 75 hl capacity, where maceration and fermentation take place. After pressing and first decanting, the wine is re-stored in these same vats as well as 38 hl casks where it is kept to age for three years.
These wines are characterised by long skin contact which varies from vintage to vintage – 4 to 6 in case for the reds. Rich aromas, extraordinary colours and full-bodied flavours give these wines their truly unique personalities.
Ines u crvenom (named after his wife) is carefully selected blend of 6 different grapes.It has good fruit, cassis with slightly touch of barnyard. Suprisingly smoth, elegant with integrated tannins.
Food pairing: Red meat and game. Due to strong flavour it pairs well with lamb, hard cheeses and pasta.
|Grape variety||Malvasia Nera, Barbera, C. Franc, Lambrusco, Syrah and Gamay|
|Serving temp.||18-20 ºC|