Radikon Slatnik 2017 (750ML)
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80% Chardonnay/20% Tokai. Radikon's 750ml bottlings, 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 Tokai 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 Friuli-made French oak botti for a year on its lees; it is bottled with atiny amount of sulfur and without filtration adn then aged in bottle for a year before release. Slatnik is named for a nearby village.