Radikon Pignoli IGT Venezia Giulia 2004 500ml

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Radikon Pignolo IGT Venezia Giulia 500ml, rare grape, firm, intense, structured red wine. This is a fascinating wine from a fascinating winery. Certainly a grape that you don’t come across often, due to the difficulty in achieving full ripeness of the grape, but challenge is not something that Radikon have ever been bothered about. Once bottled, they spend 5 years laying down before release, and even then they are not always ready. The wine is full bodied, earthy, structured and has firm tannins and a lick of spice. Wild, yet very satisfying. Limited stocks!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 500ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Radikon
Country Italy
Region Friuli, Italy
Vintage 2004
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Pignoli
Terroir 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.
Total Sulphur 1
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Long, long time......

Radikon is a 12 hectare estate in Friuli on the Slovenian border of Italy, and is a truly unique winery.  It lies in the heartland of a region which has become synonymous with skin contact and Orange wine.

The king of orange wines as far as we are concerned is Radikon. Stanko Radikon lead this groundbreaking winery from 1995.  He revitalised skin contact for white wine and helped also pave the way for the natural wine movement.  He realised back then that the local indigenous grape, Ribolla Gialla, needed to be treated differently to other varieties.  He turned to his Grandfather’s method of vinification.  This involved seven days of skin maceration.  Stanko continued to experiment with this technique over the years.  He refined and perfected it along the way and also employed biodynamic principles at the winery. 

Today's classic wines made from Ribolla and Friulano have around three months of maceration, with long periods of barrel and bottle ageing.  These stunning bottles are in 500ml and 1 litre formats with thin bottle necks and corks.  Radikon believes these special bottles and corks help the ageing process in bottle.  These are wines which will age beautifully for well over 10 years.  Radikon also make a range of earlier drinking wines with a shorter skin maceration. 

The wines are truly fascinating, with unbelievable complexity, profound flavours yet immense freshness. 

Since Stanko sadly passed away in 2016, his son Saša continues in his father's tradition.  He maintains the same high standards and attention to detail.  Some would say he is making even better wine than his Father.

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  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
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