Oooo yeah! Another brilliant natural, orange wine from Radikon in Friuli. The Slatnik is a blend of Chardonnay and Tocai. It spends about 2 weeks on skins depending on the vintage and the texture you gain from this is incredible. Ripe, opulent and sexy fruit... as far as Orange wine styles go this has to be up there with the easiest and most moreish. Give me another bottle! - 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.
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