RS20 Rosso Radikon 2020

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RS Rosso Radikon, biodynamic red wine, Merlot and Pignoli, stunning new blend from Sasa Radikon, rich yet fresh, like Claret but with more style and natural vibrancy! This new blend from Radikon was a revelation to us, so famous for his Skin Contact wines, the reds get a little overlooked and the top wines of Pignoli and Pinot Noir are super premium. Enter RS17, a stylish rich and seductive red wine with guts and verve but also elegance. The Merlot gives you dark soft fruits, the Pignoli structure and spice, a beautiful glass of red.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Radikon
Country Italy
Region Friuli, Italy
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Merlot, Pignolo
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.
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation 18 months in 35 hectolitre oak barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Delicious in youth but structured enough to age at least 10 years

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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  1. Samuel

    4.0

    Nose is floral and vegetal with white balsamic vinegar,
    tomato. Acid is acetic but pleasing. Floral and fruit
    forward finish.

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