Weekend vibes call for some spicing up. Such is today’s choice, a rock ‘n’ roll kind of wine that will swing us in the eve. We’re moving to Gažon where the Rojac family is known for producing organically crafted wines, often wearing colours of extended skin maceration. Such is the case of this Malvazija.
Two vineyards are in focus when speaking of this wine, Raven and Stari d’Or, extending from the bottom to the top of the slope that is facing south-west. The altitude between 150 and 180 meters above sea level. Soil is Eocene flysch with intricated limestone layers, and vineyards were planted in between 1980 and 1994.
In the second week of September, Grapes were picked overripe after destemming and crushing it underwent an extended maceration with spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast at temperatures between 22 and 28 ° Celsius. This completed in the cycle of 2 full-moons, approximately 56 days.
The wine was then transferred into used small and huge oak barrels of French and Slavonian origin, where it matured for 30 months. Meanwhile conducting also full malolactic fermentation. It was bottled in April at the right phase of the moon, and here it is at our table.
It has a clear, deep amber colour with a dense texture that slowly slips on the glass walls.
The bouquet is intense, evoking resin, pine tops, black tea, incense, dried sage, dried apricot, dried flowers, yellow plum jam, cloves, nutmeg, black tea, caramel, each twist of the glass reveals a new scent, that seduces and charms.
On the palate, it takes us to an intense journey. It’s soft, youthfully fresh but at the same time, determined. We detect a slight tannic sensation coming from the extended skin contact. Its vigorous body manifests in a noble and long aftertaste. Characterful long-distance runner!
This is one example of a wine that will spice up your Saturday noon. You can also forget you have it, as it will keep in shape for at least the next 7 years. You can order it by mailing at email@example.com, and a bottle will cost you 34,60 Euro.