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.
This is the entry point for new drinkers to Radikon and their macerated whites. 100% Pinot Grigio that is all bright acid and thirst quenching fresh acidity after just a short 12-14 day maceration. A rose tinged hue lets you know we are at the shallow end, tangerine, pith, spice and a little salt all rub shoulders for a fresh cordial like good time. The bright core of acidity and fresh edges compared to the blue label counterpart's mean that these are far easier to explore for the newly initiated.