Radikon, Sivi

$46.99
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Vintage: 2019

Varietals: Pinot Grigio

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

Candied fruit, tangerine, and Christmas spices over a savoury, grippy, pithy texture. Immense freshness, high acidity and wild drinkability.

Radikon's 750ml bottlings are Sasa Radikon's addition to his dad Stanko's original 500ml line: they are still "orange" wines but less intensely so due to a shorter period of skin contact and aging. Otherwise, all of the wines are made identically: the Pinot Grigio is destemmed and fermented with natural yeasts in oak vat, with no temperature control and no sulfur. Maceration lasts for 10-14 days (versus 3 months for the 500ml wines). After a gentle pressing, the wine is put in 3500-liter Slavonian oak barrels for a year and a half on its lees; it is bottled without filtration and with only a miniscule amount of sulfur. This Pinot Grigio bottling was dubbed "Sivi" starting in the 2016 vintage; it means "gray" in Slovenian, in reference to the grayish-pink color of the grape's skin.