This is a 100% Ribolla Gialla wine, but in the glass it looks more like orange juice– apricot in colour and cloudy. Oxidised nose, with lively notes of apricot, citrus peel, white flowers and nuts. Smooth tannins but yet a very textural wine. An iconic example of the potential of this grape.

Story: In a tiny village in the far northeast corner of Italy, Saša Radikon produces arguably the finest skin-contact wines in the world. Saša is revered around the world as a pioneer and absolute master of macerated wines. Ribolla Gialla a local grape that is rarely found outside of the region, but it has historical significance and was common on the tables of the Venetian nobles in the 13th century. Saša says it is the most important grape he grows and he is leading its current renaissance. Ribolla has thick skins, making it ideal for maceration, and is known to make the most powerful, fruit-driven skin contact wines with outstanding ageing potential.

Vinification: Grapes are carefully chosen, hand-harvested and gently crushed. The juice is left to macerate on the skins for 2-4 months in oak vats. The grapes are then co-fermented in oak with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 36 months in large 25/35hl oak casks, then it is bottled and aged for a further 18 months before release. No added sulphur.

Match it with: Deep fried seafood, lemon caper veal piccata, mussels in a white wine & garlic sauce or dishes with capers!

  • Orange (Skin Contact)
  • Ribolla Gialla
  • Italy, Friuli
  • Radikon
  • Dry
  • 13.00%
  • Ready to Drink And Will Improve