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Radikon Jakot 2014 (1.0L)

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90 VM

Bright, pale orange-tinged yellow. Slightly reduced nose offers lemon drop and iodiney minerality, plus hints of pear and herbs. Densely packed and sharply delineated, with a high acid mouthfeel and youthfully taut, lean orchard fruit on the long, zingy finish. Radikon’s Jakot (made with Tocai Friulano; “jakot” is “tokai” spelled backwards) is always one of his best wines, and it’s no different this year. Ian D'Agata - Vinous Media

100% Tocai Friulano. All of Radikon's whites are made in the same way: the organically farmed, stunningly low-yield, hand-harvested fruit is destemmed and gently crushed with a pneumatic press. It is placed in old Slavonian oak vats and fermented with native yeasts. It macerates with the skins for around 3 months—however long it takes to reach total dryness--with no temperature control and no sulfur. The wine is racked and aged on its lees in huge Slavonian oak casks (25-35-hectoliter) for 3-4 years, racked twice a year. The wine is then bottled without sulfur and without filtration. The bottles are aged for several years before release; the “current” Radikon vintage is the 2014. “Jakot” is a thumbing of the nose at the EU—a reversal of “Tokaj”—since the use of the word Tokai/Tokaj was banned for the grape except in Hungary.

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