Saša, Jacot Radikon 1lt
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GRAPE: Tocai Friulano
REGION: Oslavia, Friuli Venezia Giulia
GOOD TO KNOW: The orange wine revolution began here, in Oslavia, over 25 years ago and Radikon is one of its leading players. Saša Radikon and his father started macerating their wines in 1995, and from that date until the early 2000s, the evolution has been quick: from a few days of maceration in the beginning, until up to a one-year experiment. Saša believes that the truth lies in the middle, that is a maceration between two and four months.
Oslavia is a small historical center, Italian is the “lingua franca” here, but German, Slovenian and an ancient dialect called Resian are also spoken. “Stanislao (Stanko) Radikon, the MAVERICK in a land of mavericks, customized his bottles to have the perfect size: 500 ml for one person and 1lt for two people.
“Radikon's” 11 hectares of vines were originally planted by Stanko's grandfather Franz Mikulus. The name of the grape ‘Jakot’ is a creative way of the word ‘Tokaj’ spelled backwards, this comes from the fact that EU granted exclusive rights to the name ‘Tokaj’ to Hungary, leaving Italians in a dilemma.
TASTE: Medium to full bodied orange wine, exotic and unique taste in long 3 months of skin maceration. Creaminess with oily orange and nut hints. In the mouth orange zest, dried apricot, dried herbs and nuts. Powerful wine, high mineralogy, long aftertaste.