Radikon, Slatnik 1.5L

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Vintage: 2019

Varietals: 80% Chardonnay/20% Sauvignon Blanc

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

Slatnik di Radikon is a full-bodied white wine based on Charonnay and Friulano, vinified in red in oak vats and aged for 18 months in cask. The aromas are intense and complex, recalling candied fruit, resin and exotic fruits. It envelops the palate with softness, freshness and slightly tannic and saline nuances.

Known informally as the "S" line, 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 Chardonnay and Sauvignon are destemmed, crushed and co-fermented with natural yeasts in oak vat, with no temperature control and no sulfur. Maceration lasts for 10-14 days (versus 2.5-3 months for the flagship wines). After a gentle pressing, the wine is put in 6000-liter Friulian-made French oak botti for a year on its lees; it is bottled with a tiny amount of sulfur and without filtration and then aged in bottle for a year before release. Slatnik is named for a nearby village.