Varietals: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
Farming: Organic/Biodynamic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No Added SO2
High acidity, with grippy tannin, this savoury number is incredible with the heat of szechuan. It's a rugged and fierce wine, with unbridled tannins that require patience. Concentrated notes of dried figs, bruised apple, and stewed quinces oscillate across the palate, with acidity that draws things out to a long and complex finish.
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. The grapes are placed in old Slavonian oak vats and co-fermented with native yeasts. Maceration with the skins lasts about 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.