Venezia Giulia IGT Merlot Radikon 2004






Producer: Radikon
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation: Venezia Giulia IGT
Grape: Merlot 100%
Type: Red
Vintage: 2004
Color: Intense and dark red
Bouquet: A truly complex and ethereal nose: ripe and dehydrated forest fruits, then licorice, herbs and coffee
Taste: wide tasting, well balanced, still fresh despite a long aging and dry before a closure of infinite persistence.
Pairings: For a whole meal, it goes well with roast meats and game, mushroom and truffle preparations
Alcohol grade: 14%
Bottle content: 50 cl

A fundamental name in the movement of italian natural wine, Stanko Radikon is a unique path that goes through most of the recent history of the Collio. In Oslavia, not far from Gorizia, 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 to carry out long macerations of grapes, a technique used by farmers of the past to produce wines that could resist oxidation. The wines of Stanko, are products of a radical approach both in the vineyard and in the cellar. First, spontaneous fermentation, no addition of sulfur dioxide, even in bottling. Then, years and years of aging in a cask and barriques as many years of aging in glass needed to make its wines unique.

Venezia Giulia IGT Merlot 2004 is the result of 5 months of maceration in oak vats and an aging of 5 years in used barriques. An eternal wine with still very long potential, to be contemplated now or in a few years.