The wines of Radikon are well known for their eccentric character. It was Stanko Radikon who created this style in the early ’90’s. He wanted to make wine in the most natural way possible. The skins of the white grapes where kept in the wine during fermentation. In this way, you will get colour and a natural preservative, coming from the tannins. Because of the tannins there is less need to add sulfite, or as minimum as possible.
Saša Radikon, the son of Stanko, suddenly had to take over the winery after his father passed away (September 2016). He grew up with his fathers’ philosophy of wine making, which we now know as orange wine. Next to the classic wines of his father, who macerated with the skins for around 6 months, Saša started to make a new, more approachable line of wines. With only 10 days of skin maceration, he launched a new series of wines, labelled ‘S’ for Sasa. The wines are still one of a kind, but contain less tannin and are easier to drink. Slatnik
is one of the two seducers (the other is SIVI
, made of pinot grigio). The wine is rich and exciting, made of chardonnay and tokaj friulano. We think of linguine alle vongole when opening this bottle because the salty and creamy flavours go hand in hand with a rich wine like this.
Read our recipe down below.