Stanko Radikon is a maverick in a land of mavericks. The town of Oslavia, on a relatively tiny stretch of hills north of the border town of Gorizia in the Isonzo zone of Friuli, is home to a number of talented and individualistic wine makers. The vineyards were originally planted by Stanko’s grandfather Franz Mikulus with the local favorite, the Ribolla Gialla grape. In 1948, Stanko’s parents, who had inherited the property from his mother’s father, planted Merlot, (Tocai) Friulano and Pinot Grigio. Today, Stanko, his wife, Suzana and son, Sasa maintain their family’s land. All of Radikon’s wines receive very extensive skin contact (up to 6 months for certain portions of the whites), which gives each of them tremendous depth, complexity, character, and a texture that is at once rich and etherial. The long maceration also gives the ‘white’ wines a distinctive orange-amber hue.

Wines:

Radikon ‘Slatnik’ (Chardonnay/Friulano)

Radikon ’S’ Pinot Grigio

Radikon ‘Jakot’ (Friulano)

Radikon ‘Oslavje’ (Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio/Sauvignon)

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