When I approach a red from Friuli I expect concentration and richness and tannin. That's exactly what you get with Radikon's RS Rosso, but you also get the unexpected. This blend of Merlot and Pignoli is a curious wine full of interest. Aromatic qualities of cinnamon, cardamon, mint, pine, dried wood, blackberry and pepper. I could go on, buut what's impoprtant is the integrity of this wine. It will interest you right now and into the future. Fascinating. - Chris L
Stanilaus, or "Stanko", Radikon was a maverick in a land of mavericks. The town of Oslavia, on a relatively tiny stretch of hills north of the border town of Gorizia in the Isonzo zone of Friuli, is home to a number of talented and individualistic wine makers.
Stanko's philosophy was the pursuit of absolute "naturalness" in his wines. They are interesting, complex examples of what has come to be known, in reference to the ancestral origins of the winemaker working in this style and their geographic proximity to the neighbouring country, as the "Slovenian" style of Friuli wines ‚– namely hand-harvesting, extended skin maceration, large, older barrel fermentations without temperature control, no added yeasts or enzymes and no use of sulphur.
The vineyards were originally planted by Stanko's grandfather Franz Mikulus with the local favorite, the Ribolla Gialla grape. In 1948, Stanko's parents, who had inherited the property from his mother's father, planted Merlot, Tocai Friulano and Pinot Grigio. Today, son Sasa maintains the family's land as his father Stanko has now passed away.
- Importer Note
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