|Grape/Varietal : Pinot Grigio||Color : Orange|
|Origin : Italy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Venezia Giulia||ABV : 13%|
|Vintage : 2018 *New Vintage*||Natural Factor: Biodynamic, Vegan, No Sulphur|
Radikon winery is located on the upland of Oslavia, a hamlet of Gorizia, in the heart of Collio; since 1980 it is conducted by Stanislao, by his wife Suzana and by his son Sasa, who, after earning a degree in oenology, has begun working alongside parents’ management.
In 1977 Stanislaus began to work in the first cultivation of vines. He was young and attracted by the novelty and, as he said, “I entered in the infernal circle of those who did use a rake of chemistry in the country…”. At first the results seem very satisfactory, but with the passage of time Stanislaus realized that his wine was not what he wanted.
Precisely in this situation, he decided to change radically course: no more chemicals, sulfites or sulfur dioxide in the vineyard or in the cellar, where you pass the maceration in wooden vats. The results are surprising: the wine is wonderful, full of character and personality. Together with other wine-growers, who share his philosophy, Stanislao founded the association ViniVeri, who claims the absolute necessity to cultivate the land using traditional methods without polluting it with chemicals and to produce healthier wines, following the methods essays handed down by tradition of these places.
“Our intentions for the future are animated by the same spirit that now motivates us to produce natural wines, working hard to give the best of ourselves year after year. “
Pinot Grigio SIVI Radikon, biodynamic wine, orange wine, low sulphur wine, delicious wine. Radikon Pinot Grigio is an orange wine which is impossible not to enjoy. Pinot Grigio from Italy has had its reputation shattered by the flood of cheap dull wines for the Trattoria of the UK and elsewhere. As a result many consider the grape only capable of neutral wines with little character. Those familiar with Alsace Pinot Gris (same grape) will know this is not the case and on tasting something like Radikon, you realise this is a grape capable of greatness. Radkion is Orange Wine made with approx 12 days maceration with the grape skins. (This type of wine is also often called Ramato in Friuli.) As the variety has a certain amount of colour in its skin when ripe the final wine has an intriguing pink/orange hue hence the name. The skin contact also imparts a huge array of interesting flavours, gives the wine body and texture and also an element of tannicity which far from being unpleasant adds a lovely savoury backbone to the wine. Radikon's example is superb. Although complex with notes of candied fruit, tangerine, and spice over a savoury pithy texture, it has immense freshness, high acidity and therefore easy drinkability. If you are unfamiliar with orange wine, this is the perfect wine to start with, absolutely delicious.
Pairs Well With:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
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