Estate: Stanko Radikon was one of the founding fathers of the revitalization of low intervention, skin contact wines. He was a pioneer in Friuli Venezia Giulia, an area recognized for its excellent white wines and use of modern technology. He championed winemaking practices that were prevalent in the area prior to WWII; “hand-harvesting, extended skin maceration, large, older barrel fermentations without temperature control, no added yeasts or enzymes, and little or no use of sulfur”. Located in the town of Oslavia in the Isonzo region of Friuli, right up against the Slovenia border, his 12 hectares of vines were passed down from his grandfather. Today his son, Saša Radikon carries on his father’s vision.
Philosophy: “To always make a natural, organic wine with the least human intervention possible and with the maximum respect for the soils and nature.”
Winemaking: Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts, maceration in oak vats for 8/14 days, followed by ageing in 25/35 hl casks for 18 months. Bottle aged for 2 months.
Tasting Notes: Garnet in colour with aromas of black cherry, morello cherry, wild berries, damp terracotta, peppery spice, trace of cigar box spice and an herbaceous streak. Earthy minerality weaves around red currant, morello cherry, plum, blackberry, pomegranate and white pepper, backed by tart acidity and good tannins. Rhubarb, a trace of toasted oak and soft cigar box spice linger between each sip.
Blend of Merlot and Pignolo
Venezia Giulia IGT
Estate Bottled by Società Agricola Radikon