About The Wine
Red wine from the Radikon family. Yes, it's a thing. A very good thing.
The glorious golden wines from Radikon may get all the buzz and attention, however the red wines also come with a level of energy that is palpable and absolutely worth exploring.
"RS" is a blend of three-quarters Merlot & one-quarter Pignolo.
The wine spends a fairly two weeks on skins before pressing, no additions during the processing save the barest whisper of sulphur at the time of bottling.
It's a wine that pulls you in multiple directions. The fruit is plump and succulent, the tannins dry and raspy (in the best kind of way), the acidity fresh and crisp - it's a bit of a ride, as far as red wines go and perhaps not your typical Merlot blend, but wonderful to drink none the less.
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.