Radikon Ribolla (500ml) 2016
A fundamental name for the whole movement of Italian natural wine, that of Stanko Radikon is a unique path that goes through most of the recent history of the Collio. Oslavia, not far from Gorizia: it is here that everything changes in what has been, and continues to be, a sort of great laboratory dedicated to the varieties of the area and their methods of winemaking. Starting in 1995, Stanko began using large conical-shaped vats where they began to carry out long macerations of white grapes, in memory of the technique, used by farmers of the past to produce wines that could resist oxidation. The wines of Stanko , often known as “orange wines”, are children of a radical approach, both in the vineyard and in the cellar: spontaneous fermentation, no technicality and no addition of sulfur dioxide, even in bottling; then years and years of aging in cask, and as many years of aging in glass that will make its wines unique in their kind.
The Ribolla Gialla is certainly the variety that most identifies with the Collio and that, given its characteristics, lends itself more to very long maceration on the skins. The Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla IGT of Radikon is an orange wine of great charm and elegance, which embodies all the depth of Radikon wines and the grace of the typology.