Wine Merlot Radikon, 2005, 0.5 L
The wine has a stunning red-ruby color.
The wine has a great taste with an excellent balance of acidity and tannins, fruity with hints of wild berries and raspberries, with a long, excellent finish.
Wine with a powerful, long aroma with hints of berries and fruit (cherry) with hints of cocoa, earth and grass, licorice, delicate floral shades, spices.
The wine goes well with a variety of dishes of meat, cheeses.
Perfectly Merlot 1998 - is an elegant, beautifully balanced wine with rich ruby color and a great, strong aroma.
Merlot grapes from which this wine is created, grows in the vineyards located at 200 meters above sea level, with the southern and south-eastern exposure. The average age of the vines - 12 years.
After hand-picking berries place with the skins are placed in small oak barrels, which is in the process of alcoholc fermentation period, which lasts about 45 days - until then, until stocks are exhausted natural sugar berries) without temperature control. While lasts maceration, the wine is stirred 3-4 times a day. Spinning is carried out very carefully. After that, the wine is kept for 5 years in the French 225-liter barriques, bottled, which is maintained for at least 4 years. Wine is filtered and clarified, with a small addition of sulfur. Storage capacity of 20 or more years. The average annual volume of production - 3000 bottles per year.
Radikon winery is located in the Italian province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in defames, which is located in the northeast of Italy, on the border with the Republic of Slovenia.
The owner of the estate since 1980 is Stanko Radikon. In this work he helped his wife Suzanne and son Sasha, who is a graduate, winner of the contest of young winemakers and oenologists Italy. In their family speak Slovenian and Italian, and the wines are created in the "Slovenian" style.
The main grape variety grown on the farm - a local white variety Ribolla Gialla (Ribolla Jala) and extra - Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Tokay Friuliano. Vineyard area of 12 hectares. The soil - clay, interspersed with rock.
The owner of the estate Stanko is proud that his guilt has only grapes. Moreover, he adheres to the principle of least human encroachment into the processes taking place in the vineyard, so once again not to disturb the vine. The vineyard categorically do not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, only organic methods of care. Dense, low-growing vines grow very tight - from 6,500 to 10,000 vines per hectare. The entire crop is harvested by hand and only when the berries absolute maturity. Stanko Radikon introduces methods, which were popular in the region until the 1930s, he was a supporter of a long period of maceration, rejects the addition of sulfur and temperature control during fermentation. Filtration and clarification is performed. In production use large, wide oak barrels Slovenian. Thanks to all these conditions are known for its natural taste of wine, a powerful, integrated, complex aroma and rich, deep color.
Stanko and his friend Eddie oenologist Kant invention pertains ideal for storing wine - 0.5 and 1-liter bottles with a narrow neck and proportions "Magnum" (1.5 liter bottles), which are closed with high quality stoppers special cork with a very thin crust. Such bottles appeared on the market in 2002 and confirmed its excellent ability to store and development of wine.