Radikon, Sivi Pinot Grigio 2019Regular price $46.00 Save $-46.00
Variety: Pinot Grigio (Skin Contact)
Radikon is so famous that he had to take the sign down from his winery to keep the swarms of tourists at bay. His name is also synonymous with the Friulean wine culture of northern Italy, or you might consider it Slovenian wine culture as his town of Oslavia is right on the border of Slovenia. The name Radikon also brings up the topic of orange wine, also known as skin contact or amber wines. His production process is a slow and careful one though natural to the core and hands off. His approach is so revolutionary that he even incorporated his own bottle sizes, which were his 500ml and 1 liter bottlings. He passed away in 2016, though his family still lives on his dreams for the classics of the region, like Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gailla and Tocai Friulano.
“Sivi” is the Slovenian term for Pinot Grigio, which makes sense as the fruit comes from Oslavia right on the Italian and Slovenian border. The wine is done in the ramato method, which is particular to Pinot Grigio. When this variety has skin contact, the juice becomes red versus orange or amber.