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About: The Radikon family have been tending vineyards planted on plots straddling the Italian-Slovenian border for four generations. For these four generations, they have produced wines abiding to the natural winemaking philosophies -- namely hand-harvesting, extended skin maceration, large, older barrel fermentations without temperature control, no added yeasts or enzymes, and little or no use of sulfur. The orange wines of Radikon are born of tradition, not trend. Today, Saša Radikon continues his late father, Stanko's, work producing some of the world's most captivating natural bottlings.
Description: This wine is part of the "S" line from Radikon, which sees shorter macerations, is lightly sulfured at bottling and released in standard 750ml bottles. The Merlot gives you dark soft fruits, the Pignoli structure and spice, a rich yet fresh glass of red.
Vinification: The grapes macerate in oak vats for 8/14 days. The wine then ages in 25/35hl casks for 18 months and age in bottle for a further two months. A small amount of S02 is added at bottling.
Grapes: Merlot & Pignoli
Region: Friuli, Italy
Selling Format: 750mL