Radikon Ribolla Venezia Giulia IGT 2014 has been reviewed by Luca Gardini, 2010 Best Sommelier in the World as Top 1 Orange Wine.
Paraschos Ribolla Gialla 2016 has been reviewed by Luca Gardini, 2010 Best Sommelier in the world as Top 2 Orange Wine.
The Radikon family lives in Oslavia, a small town located in Collio region bordering Slovenia. The vineyards, that are exposed on South and Southeast area are under a favorable microclimate and are processed in full respect. The family harvests when the leaves turn yellow and the seeds inside the grapes are ripe. It was in 1995 that Radikon began using his grandfather’s method of vinification, which involved seven days of skin maceration and led to more colour and flavour making its way into the wine. After some refinement of the technique, today’s wines have three months of maceration, along with long periods of barrel and bottle ageing. It pioneered the movement towards both natural and orange wines. Everything about it is unique, from the bottle to the production method to thetaste – it is truly an experience all wine-lovers should have.
Alexis Paraschos’s father Evangelos worked at his mother’s restaurant in Gorizia in Friuli in the 1980’s, that was where he encountered the wines of Radikon, Gravner, and Castellada. Fascinated by their work of the vines, and with whites wines macerated on the skins, the family purchased vineyards in the 1990’s and began to work in a similar fashion. The vines have now been worked organically since 2003, and no chemicals have been used in the winemaking. All of the wines are unfiltered, unfined and have zero sulfur added.