Pinot Grigio SIVI Radikon, biodynamic wine, orange wine, low sulphur wine, delicious wine. Radikon Pinot Grigio is an orange wine which is impossible not to enjoy. Pinot Grigio from Italy has had its reputation shattered by the flood of cheap dull wines for the Trattoria of the UK and elsewhere. As a result many consider the grape only capable of neutral wines with little character. Those familiar with Alsace Pinot Gris (same grape) will know this is not the case and on tasting something like Radikon, you realise this is a grape capable of greatness. Radkion is Orange Wine made with approx 12 days maceration with the grape skins. (This type of wine is also often called Ramato in Friuli.) As the variety has a certain amount of colour in its skin when ripe the final wine has an intriguing pink/orange hue hence the name. The skin contact also imparts a huge array of interesting flavours, gives the wine body and texture and also an element of tannicity which far from being unpleasant adds a lovely savoury backbone to the wine. Radikon’s example is superb. Although complex with notes of candied fruit, tangerine, and spice over a savoury pithy texture, it has immense freshness, high acidity and therefore easy drinkability. If you are unfamiliar with orange wine, this is the perfect wine to start with, absolutely delicious.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Collio features sloped, terraced vineyards and soil – called “ponca” in dialect – that gives lots of minerality to the wines. Ponca, or flysch, has layers and blends of minerals from the prehistoric sea bed, clay and sandstone.
|18 months in 35 hectolitre oak barrels
|0 - 5,000 bottles
|Delicious in youth but structured enough to age at least 10 years
|Curries, On its own, Spicy Foods