2020 Radikon Slatnik

Oslavia, Italy

Chardonnay and some "other white grapes", as Sasa Radikon puts it. Time on skins. Killer orange wine here from the best in the business.

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$86.00

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About

About The Wine

Slatnik sees the marriage of two grapes grown on the Radikon slopes in Oslavia: Chardonnay & Sauvignon Vert (or the variety formerly known as Tocai Friulano).

Biodynamic farming underpins all that happens in the Radikon cellar and it makes for a sturdy base on which Sasa can build his meticulous and curious creations. This spends a shorter time on skins than the wines bottled under the Blue Radikon label, and it is a much shorter time before it is released to the public, however, the impact of the wine is none too different.

The key here is the freshness and liveliness that is rarely associated with Chardonnay made with skin contact. Typically orange Chardonnays can lack a little drive, certainly not the case in the hands of Sasa Radikon.

It's a full-noise amber wine that will thrill all lovers of the wine style.

About Radikon

The Radikon family's vineyard holdings cover some 18 hectares of steep slopes in and around Oslavia, near the Slovenia/Italy border. Since 1980, Stanislao (Stanko) Radikon has made the wines alongside his wife Suzana. Their son, Sasa, has taken up the reins and is now the soft-spoken frontman for the family business.

These wines are the benchmark for unwavering commitment to the natural wine movement. The famous amber wines are made with extremely long skin maceration, years of time in barrel and a long rest in bottle before release. This process reveals wines that are deeply golden in colour, firmly structured, wild and of a singular character.

Radikon is not for the faint of heart. If you are a skin contact newcomer, the wines can be challenging at first. However, if you are an aficionado the style, these are some of the rarest and most sought-after creations in this genre that can be found anywhere in the world.

Winemaker Sasa Radikon
Winemaker Sasa Radikon
Oslavia, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Natural fermentation

Maceration in oak vats for 8/14 days.

Maturation in 25/35 hl casks for 18 months.

Bottle ageing for 2 months.

Sulphur, small addition before bottling.

Blend : Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stanko & Sasa Radikon
Stanko & Sasa Radikon
Oslavia, Italy
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