2012 Radikon Ribolla Gialla

2012 Radikon Ribolla Gialla

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Produced in the far-east of Venezia-Giulia, the late Stanko Radikon pioneered the movement towards both natural and orange wines as he began his stewardship of the 12 hectares of vineyards located near the Slovenian border. He came to conclude that the local indigenous grape, Ribolla Gialla, needed to be treated differently to other varieties if it was to reach its full potential.

He refined his grandfather’s method of vinification, which involved extending skin maceration from seven days to three months, lending more colour, flavour, and body into the wine without the need for sulphites. This was also further enhanced with long periods of barrel and bottle ageing. 

This expression is hazy orange with explosive aromatics of quince, orange zest, and apricot. Big and textured with fine tannins and bracing acidity that makes this structured and savoury wine almost quaffable with heartier fare.