2016 Radikon Jakot 500ml
Jakot is a backwards play on Tocai (Tokaj), which is no longer allowed to be used in Italy and is now generally marketed as Friulano. Jakot is one of Stanko Radikon's long macerated whites spending over 3 months on the skins. Although to this is the extreme end of the orange wine world, it is approachable wine and with the right kind of Friulian fun.
Complex and intense on the nose, with notes of almond, stone fruit nuances and a pleasant ethereal and slightly spicy vibe.
Radikon’s story begun in the early 1900s, when the indigenous Ribolla Gialla was planted by the grandfather of one Stanko Radikon. The winery was built on soils a complex mix of sandstone, clay and marine deposits and utilised old-school practices of low-yield farming (producing juicy, jumbo grapes) and hand-harvesting. In 1948, Stanko’s parents took over and widened the plantings to include Merlot, Tocai Friulano and Pinot Grigio.