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, 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.
This is a macerated blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon, like its stable mates in this range it sees up to 4 moths on skins and 3 years in cask so as it can do its thing. The extended maceration and vigorous cap management bring that mouth filling savoury tannic goodness to the higher acid values of the blend completing the picture that is these take no prisoners renditions of macerated whites.