Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Chardonnay. A few months on skins, big old oak for four years, then a couple of years in bottle.
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. Drink 2020-2040. 95 Points. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front.