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Radikon Oslavje Bianco - Friuli

Radikon Oslavje Bianco 2013 - Friuli

Vintage: 2013 | Type: Whites | Producer: Radikon
Region: Italy
Blend: (40%) Chardonnay (30%) Pinot Grigio (30%) Sauvignon Blanc
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 500ml

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$67.50: as part of any six
$75.00: single bottle
$810.00: per case of 12

Hazy vibrant orange in colour. Piercing aromatics of lemon pith, melon, thyme, and wild flowers. Medium bodied with mango, lemon and lime pith and chalk. The tannins are fine and the finish is bright, long and refreshing. Clean and very accessible.

Description:  This wine spends three and a half weeks on the skins, three and a half years in barrel, and then 1 year in bottle before release. 

Radikon Wines: Our business philosophy has always been to make a natural wine, the utmost respect for the land and the environment. Since 1995 in the country, we do not use chemical fertilizers and treatments on the screws, reduced to a minimum, only use product1s with a guarantee of absolute safety for the health of the consumer

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The remarkable wines of Radikon. Here’s long maceration, chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc. Very long. And in big, big barrels. And then long, long in bottle. And now, a new release after seven or so years. The biodynamic farmed vineyards teem with life. No additions at all in the wines. Sasa Radikon rising as his wonderful father Stanko’s presence remains. Such wonderful wines. As always, this comes in 500ml and 1 litre, sensible sizes. This is a cornucopia of character, intrigue, deliciousness and wild, unfettered wine. Burned orange colour in glass. Scents of orange marmalade, ginger, wheat, grilled nuts, alpine herbs. The palate is similar, rich but extremely puckering and tight, tannins and acidity wash the mouth with powdery texture and juiciness hand-in-hand. The marmalade and dry spice rule. Exceptional length and persistence. A rolling feast as you enjoy it over time. Superb wine.

Mike Bennie


Producers notes

Oslavia is a hilly area with a very favorable climate for the development of the screw. The vineyards of (about 12 ha) are located on steep slopes, typical of the Collio Gorizia, with optimal exposures to the South, South-East. On this type of land most of the works are carried out by hand.

The soil is mainly constituted by "ponca". This type of clay in the deeper layers of the soil is very compact and resembles a rock, but as soon as it comes into contact with some corrosion factor (air, water, ...) loses consistency once again becoming loose clays.

The new plants have very high densities (7000-10000 screws hectare) and in this way the screw in slight stress produces fewer grapes, but of higher quality. Then allow only 4-5 bunches per plant, which, along with an appropriate stripping, to maintain the right amount of sun, minerals and other nutrients to the clusters.

The treatments are reduced to the minimum necessary and are made only from those natural product1s that have not proved nor harmful to the environment or to humans. It is not used so any product1 of synthesis, such as herbicides, plant protection systemic insecticides, synthetic fertilizers, ...

Winemaker STANISLAO RADIKON:
Stanislao Radikon (Stanko to his friends) knows how to grow grapes. His family has been doing it on their 11 hectare estate in the Friuli region of north-eastern Italy for over a century. Stanko began running the estate himself over 30 years ago and elevated its status immensely. The vineyards are densely planted (up to 10,000 plants per acre) on steeply sloped limestone and everything is done by hand, literally. Stanko does not use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and keeps his yields under a paltry 2.25 tonnes to the acre.

Basically everything is in place to produce some of the greatest grapes on the planet, and they do, but it’s in the winery where Stanko Radikon has forged a reputation for himself as one of the most visionary winemakers in the world – and all because he barely does anything. 
 

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