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ROXANICH @ AMBER WINE FESTIVAL 2023

More than 40 producers from 4 countries and only one wine: the Amber. From the Karst to the Collio, from Istria to Austria, you will find an area where Amber wines have left their historical roots. Trieste, as its center, hosts its excellence. Meet the Roxanich Winery @Amber Wine Festival 2023 on May 21st and 22nd and experience our natural, orange, long macerated whites selection in the beautiful Castle of San Giusto within the historic locations of the former Bottega del Vino and Bastions Lalio and Fiorito, with an enchanting view of the Gulf of Trieste.


Alongside chosen wine producers, you will experience carefully selected culinary specialties to accompany the wines as an expression of the food and enological richness of the area, reinterpreted for the occasion by established chefs.


A splendid occasion for a food and wine experience, not to be missed.

The Roxanich collections are an experience for all the senses. Discover the grape varieties, savor the aromas, see the multitude of colors and hear it speak to you of distant times and beautiful places. Deep amber in color, dry and full-bodied and irresistibly fresh, however you dress these wines - what’s underneath will surprise you.

The Roxanich Winery will present 4 wine labels in the Castle of San Giusto:

The Roxanich Lara 1/6 2012 is not a wine for conventional minds - it’s a pioneer of long macerated, natural orange wines - made by macerating the grape variety Malvasia Istriana.


The most first, and later the wine, featuring skin contact of up to 6 months in large wooden vats. Following this prolonged maceration, the wine is then reracked in wooden vats for careful ageing, before it reaches an immaculate condition for being bottled in that particular moment.


Our own interpretation of long macerated Malvasia Istriana, named for the winemaker’s first daughter, is here to raise awareness for honest and natural winemaking.

Another unique, long-macerated, orange Chardonnay - another of Mladen’s atypical interpretations of the classic. The Roxanich Sara 3/6 2010 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.

The Roxanich Zara 5/6 2011 is a complex and intricately-layered wine that continues to change and evolve over the course of the evening: a field blend of not less than seven grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Vermentino, Glera, Friulano and Riesling Italico.


The Roxanich Zara 5/6 retains the original fruitiness of the grape, but pleasantly surprises the palate with some hearty richness of secondary aromas, as result of up to 90 days contact with original tannins extracted out of the skin and pips of the grapes. The wine is bottled without clarification or stabilization, after up to nine years of careful ageing in wooden vats, barrels and giaras.

The Roxanich Rovigno 2016, an assemblage of a light and young character with refreshing energy, coming out of the bottle in golden nuances, is arguably the superstar of the entire First Roses range.


Three varietals of Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay are macerated and spontaneously fermented to embody the sun, the land, and the soul of Istria in a dry, soft and velvety white with pears flavors, dried fruit stones, a scent of nuts, minerality, and a hint of white pepper.

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