Grapes: Merlot, Pignolo
The Radikon family own 12 hectares of vines at the far east of Venezia-Giulia, near the Slovenian border. A maverick and pioneer, Stankoʼs desire to make orange wine led him to abandon chemical products entirely in 1995 as he realised he couldn't macerate juice and skins if the skins were covered with pesticides. Aged for an average of 4 years before release, these are some of the most memorable and profound orange wines on the planet, with a potential for ageing matched only by their complexity.
RS is a unique red wine from Radikon made from a blend of Merlot and Pignoli aged for 18 months in large oak foudre. Pomerol-esque aromas of blackcurrant and graphite from the Merlot with fresh, floral tones from the Pignoli.