Stanko Radikon was one of the natural wine world's true icons and his legendary work in the Oslavia region of Friuli, right by the border with Slovenia in Italy's northeast is now being carried on by his son Sasa. The wines benefit from what a soil type the Slovenian's call 'Ponca', a complex mix of sandstone, clay and marine deposits that produces powerful, mineral rich wines. While the Radikon's are best known for the thrillingly unique white wines, for the past couple of decades they have also been quietly going about making some of the longest living wines in all of Italy. This Merlot spent a couple of months on skins before resting in old casks for five years, followed by another five years in bottle. A wine of staggering depth and savoury complexity that is all the more enjoyable in this larger bottle.

Country
Italy / Friuli Venezia Giulia
Colour
Red
Grape
Merlot
Bottle Size
100cl
Year
2004

Radikon

Stanko Radikon is one of the natural wine world’s true icons and his legendary work in the Oslavia region of Friuli, right by the border with Slovenia in Italy’s northeast is now being carried on by his son Sasa. The wines benefit from what a soil type the Slovenian’s call ‘Ponca’, a complex mix of sandstone, clay and marine deposits that produces powerful, mineral rich wines. With long macerations and time ageing in old oak casks, they produce wines of rare intensity.

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Vino Igt Merlot (1L)
Vino Igt Merlot (1L)

Vino Igt Merlot (1L), 2004
Radikon

£ 119.00
100cl
Red

Stanko Radikon was one of the natural wine world's true icons and his legendary work in the Oslavia region of Friuli, right by the border with Slovenia in Italy's northeast is now being carried on by his son Sasa. The wines benefit from what a soil type the Slovenian's call 'Ponca', a complex mix of sandstone, clay and marine deposits that produces powerful, mineral rich wines. While the Radikon's are best known for the thrillingly unique white wines, for the past couple of decades they have also been quietly going about making some of the longest living wines in all of Italy. This Merlot spent a couple of months on skins before resting in old casks for five years, followed by another five years in bottle. A wine of staggering depth and savoury complexity that is all the more enjoyable in this larger bottle.

Country
Italy / Friuli Venezia Giulia
Colour
Red
Grape
Merlot
Bottle Size
100cl
Year
2004

Radikon

Stanko Radikon is one of the natural wine world’s true icons and his legendary work in the Oslavia region of Friuli, right by the border with Slovenia in Italy’s northeast is now being carried on by his son Sasa. The wines benefit from what a soil type the Slovenian’s call ‘Ponca’, a complex mix of sandstone, clay and marine deposits that produces powerful, mineral rich wines. With long macerations and time ageing in old oak casks, they produce wines of rare intensity.

More wines by Radikon