Slatnik - Venezia Giulia (Orange Wine)Radikon
The Radikon family own 12 hectares of vines at the far east of Venezia-Giulia, near the Slovenian border. A bit of a maverick, Stanko’s desire to make skin fermented white wines, or orange wines, was what led him to abandon chemical products entirely in 1995: he couldn’t macerate juice and skins if the skins were covered with pesticides. With the long aging of his wines, four years on average, the chance of cork taint was insufferable and so from 2002, all wines are bottled in custom made bottles with very high quality corks. All the wines are released when ready but have an outstanding aging potential, matched only by their complexity.
Slatnik is made of 80% Chardonnay and 20 % Fruilano