Maverick wine maker Stanko Radikon and his family have been unapologetic in his pursuit of purity, eschewing the use of all additives and chemicals in the production of their wines since the 1995 and boldly overhauling the way his estate made wine in every step, famously employing extended maceration to his white wines to great effect.
Established in 1980, working simply with local varieties spread over roughly 18 hectares in Italy's North East in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the reputation they have forged for wines that are pure expressions of grape and place with the utmost respect for soil and environment. 2015 was the last full vintage Stanko completed as he sadly passed away in 2016, with his son Saša well on his way to assuming full control.
Jakot is what is know locally as Tokaj Friulano, but only the Hungarian's have the right to use Tokaj, so in a another display of bold defiance Stanko spelt it backwards and forever it shall be Jakot.
Hand harvested, the wine was kept on skins till December of that year where is was then sent to small casks and rested for a further 36 months. Savoury, saline and unique these are brave wines that are not for the faint hearted. A dense tannic white that is nuanced yet raw, filled with grilled nuts and autumnal flavours all wrapped around a lively energetic core, for the open minded drinker these are wines of interest, texture and purity.