IGT Venezia Giulia Slatnik 2018
Wine Maker Radikon
Region Friuli, Italy
Grape Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano
"Ponca" = layers and blends of minerals from the prehistoric seabed, clay and sandstone
Grapes are hand-harvested. The maceration of the skin with the juice lasts for 8/14 days in oak vats. The wine is then matured for 18 months in 25/35hl casks. Bottles are then aged for 2 months before being released. Sulphur < 20mg/L
Radikon is made in the far-east of Venezia-Giulia and has to been tasted to be believed. The grape selection process and low yields mean that only the very best berries are used. In a good vintage, it is usual for a whole vine to go into a single bottle. The result is unusual orange and red wines with astronomical complexity, high ageing potential and deep, wild, flavours.
From the specially designed bottles and the high-quality corks that avoid cork tainted wine, the production method and the taste, these wines are truly unique and an experience all wine-lovers should have.
For tasting our wines at their best, we suggest drinking the wines at 15° C/ 59 F, and do not place them in the refrigerator for a longer period.
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