They don’t make ‘Grigio like this anymore.
Radikon’s “Sivi” Pinot Grigio hearkens back to the serious skin contact ‘Grigios of yore. “Sivi” means “Grey” in Slovenian, and this wine was named in reference to the grayish-pink color of the grape’s skin. Radikon’s single varietal expression is sourced from 30 year old vines, and the wine was vinified with a short maceration period on its skins. A complicated, layered and weighty wine from Italy with a distinctive Slovenian sensibility.
- Stanko Radikon’s grandfather, Franz Mikulus, planted the sloping parcels with Ribolla Gialla, one of the local regions favorite grapes.
- In 1948 his parents took over the vineyard and planted Merlot, Tocai Friulano and Pinot Grigio.
- Radikon’s age-worthy wines are done in the same style as how Stanko’s grandfather made wine in the 1930s.
- Though Stanko tragically passed away in 2016, his legacy continues through the work of his family and a celebration of his life one day out of the year called Zivijo.