The 2018 Slatnik by Radikon is a full-bodied complex orange wine produced from Chardonnay and Friulano grapes, vinified in red in wooden vats and aged for 18 months in oak barrels. The perfumes are intense, with notes of yellow exotic fruit and resin. On the palate, the slatnik is smooth and fresh, with tannic and saline aromas. Wine made with old-style artisanal wines, Triple-A. “The future of wine is in this direction. We need something more from white wine” – Saša Radikon. Radikon, made in the far-east of Venezia-Giulia, has to been tasted to be believed. It pioneered the movement towards both natural and orange wines. Everything about it is unique, from the bottle to the production method to the taste – it is truly an experience all wine-lovers should have. When the late Stanko Radikon began his stewardship of the 12 hectares of vineyards, which are located near the Slovenian border, he came to the conclusion that the local indigenous grape, Ribolla Gialla, needed to be treated differently to other varieties if it was to reach its full potential. So, he set about changing his methods. The winemaking process requires that the grapes are destemmed and placed in conical oak vats (25/35 hl) where it remains for 8/14 days during which part of the spontaneous fermentation takes place in contact with the skins, without controlling the temperature and to always keep the skins immersed during maceration, 3-4 manual punching downs are carried out per day. After racking, the refinement takes place in 25/35 hl oak barrels, for about 18 months and then 2 months in bottle. No clarification and filtration.