Radikon, Jakot - 2016 (500ml)

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Vintage: 2016

Varietals: Tocai Friulano

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No Added SO2

Notes of dehydrated fruit, glazed hints and sweet notes of honey and vanilla come together in a voluminous, deep and material texture, rich in flavor and freshness.

All of Radikon's whites are made in the same way: the organically farmed, stunningly low-yield, hand-harvested fruit is destemmed and gently crushed with a pneumatic press. It is placed in old Slavonian oak vats and fermented with native yeasts. It macerates with the skins for around 3 months—however long it takes to reach total dryness--with no temperature control and no sulfur. The wine is racked and aged on its lees in huge Slavonian oak casks (25-35-hectoliter) for 3-4 years, racked twice a year. The wine is then bottled without sulfur and without filtration. The bottles are aged for several years before release. “Jakot” is a thumbing of the nose at the EU—a reversal of “Tokaj”—since the use of the word Tokai/Tokaj was banned for the grape except in Hungary.